Success for Portuguese swimmers

Success for Portuguese swimmers

Just over a month from the start Paris 2024 Olympic GamesMany athletes chose not to go to Serbia, as was the case for Portuguese Diogo Ribeiro, the world champion in the 50 and 100 meters butterfly, with the absence of countries such as France and Italy, which competed in the qualifiers in their countries.

The only Portuguese woman to make the Olympic minimum in Belgrade was Camila Rebelo, who gave Portugal, at the age of 21, the first medal in its history at the European Championships, winning an unexpected gold in the 200m backstroke, with no. New national record of 2.08. 95 minutes.

Francisca Martins, then 20, was another of the leading figures in the Portuguese swimming team, winning a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle, despite the bitter feeling of not reaching the minimum standards required for the Olympic Games.

In addition to the bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle, the swimmer from Fuca-Vilgueras was only four hundredths of a podium finish in the 800-meter freestyle, in addition to reaching seventh place in the 200-meter freestyle.

Gabriel Lopez finished sixth in the 200-meter medley final, while Ana Pinho Rodriguez placed seventh in the 50-meter breaststroke final.

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