Swimmer Diogo Ribeiro became the first Portuguese world champion

Swimmer Diogo Ribeiro became the first Portuguese world champion


The story is beautiful. At only 19 years old, Diogo Ribeiro On Monday, February 12 in Doha, he became the first Portuguese to win the World Swimming Championships. With a time of 22.97 seconds, the Coimbra native won the gold medal in the 50m butterfly, ahead of Michael Andrew (23.07) and Cameron McEvoy (23.08).

A young prodigy in a sport that is hugely popular in Portugal, Diogo Ribeiro is something of a UFO in the country. The most notable of which was the three-time world champion for juniors in 2022, setting a world record in the butterfly at the same time (22.96), and in 2023, before that, he became the first gold medalist, and the first Portuguese to win a medal at the swimming worlds, thanks to his second place.

Next summer, Diogo will have the opportunity to think bigger, during the Olympic Games that will be held in Paris.



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