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Gustavo Borges

Full name: Gustavo França Borges
Gender: Male
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: December 2, 1972 in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Affiliations: EC Pinheiros, São Paulo (BRA) / Vasco da Gama, Rio de Janeiro (BRA) / Michigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor (USA)
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Husband of Bárbara Franco; Brother-in-law of Claudia Franco.

Medals: 2 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

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

Men's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Brazil B Final 5 23.01
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Brazil Round One Heat Eight 5 QC 23.10
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Brazil B Final 4T 22.92
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Brazil Round One Heat Nine 5 QC 22.86

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Brazil Final 2 49.43
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Brazil Round One Heat Ten 2 QU 49.49
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Brazil Final 3 49.02
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Brazil Round One Heat Eight 2 QU 49.17
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Brazil Semi-Finals Heat Two 8 49.93
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Brazil Round One Heat Nine 4 QU 49.76

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Brazil Round One Heat Six 7 1:51.42
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Brazil Final 2 1:48.08
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Brazil Round One Heat Four 2 QU 1:49.00

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Brazil BRA Final 6 3:20.99 48.90 1:40.05
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Brazil BRA Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:20.50 49.07 1:40.31
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Brazil BRA Final 4 3:18.30 47.99 3:18.30
1996 Summer 23 Atlanta Swimming Brazil BRA Round One Heat Two 2 QU 3:20.21 48.93 3:20.21
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Brazil BRA Final 3 3:17.40 48.61 1:38.40
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Brazil BRA Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:19.29 49.77 3:19.29
2004 Summer 31 Athina Swimming Brazil BRA Round One Heat Two 6 3:20.20 49.59 1:40.48

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Brazil BRA Final 7 7:24.03 1:50.45 1:50.45
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming Brazil BRA Round One Heat One 3 QU 7:24.20 1:50.79 1:50.79

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
2000 Summer 27 Sydney Swimming Brazil BRA Round One Heat Two 3 3:42.31 49.19 3:42.31