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Gustavo Borges

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGustavo•França Borges
Used nameGustavo•Borges
Born2 December 1972 in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo (BRA)
Measurements203 cm / 98 kg
AffiliationsEC Pinheiros, São Paulo (BRA) / Vasco da Gama, Rio de Janeiro (BRA) / Michigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor (USA)
NOC Brazil

Biography

Gustavo Borges is the first Brazilian swimmer to claim more than one Olympic swimming medal. His first one came in 1992, surprisingly finishing between Aleksandr Popov and Matt Biondi in the 100 free. Borges added two more in Atlanta, placing third in the 100 and second in the 200 freestyle. His last medal came in Sydney 2000, a bronze with the Brazilian relay team. Together with Xuxa Scherer, dominated the short freestyle events at the 1993 and 1995 World Short Course Swimming Championships, winning the 4×100 free relay (1993, 1995) and the 200 metre freestyle (1995, 1997), while adding four silvers and two bronzes. Borges also performed on the more prestigious long course World Championships, with two bronzes in 1994 (100 free and 4×100 free relay). Between 1991 and 2003, Borges also dug up 19 medals from the swimming pool at the Pan American Games, a record for Brazilian competitors through 2011. Eight of these were gold medals, of which four in the 4×100 freestyle relay, and two each in the 100 and 200 free. In 1993, the tall Brazilian also held the World Record in the 100 metre freestyle (short-course), and he shared the short-course 4×100 m world record for over six years. Borges, who studied and trained in the US, is married to Spanish butterfly swimmer Bárbara Franco.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) BRA Gustavo Borges
50 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 13
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 22
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Brazil 6
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Brazil 7
1996 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) BRA Gustavo Borges
50 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =12
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Brazil 4
2000 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) BRA Gustavo Borges
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 16
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Brazil 3 Bronze
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Brazil 12
2004 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) BRA Gustavo Borges
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Brazil 12

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2004 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony BRA Gustavo Borges

Olympic family relations

Special Notes