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Rafael Vidal

Full name: Rafael Antonio Vidal Castro
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 6, 1964 in Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Died: February 12, 2005 in Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Affiliations: Florida Gators, Gainesville (USA)
Country: VEN Venezuela
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After competing as a swimmer at the 1980 Olympics, Rafael Vidal returned in 1984 to win the first swimming medal for Venezuela. He then became a sports commentator in his native country. In 2005, he was killed in a car crash when repeatedly hit by another driver's car, possibly on purpose.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 16 Moskva Swimming Men's 100 metres Butterfly Venezuela VEN 4 h1 r1/3
1980 Summer 16 Moskva Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly Venezuela VEN 4 h3 r1/2
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Venezuela VEN 12
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Venezuela VEN 10
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Butterfly Venezuela VEN 4
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly Venezuela VEN 3 Bronze
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Venezuela VEN 13

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Venezuela VEN Round One Heat One 3 3:30.24 53.15 2:37.46

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Venezuela VEN Round One Heat Two 4 7:31.79 1:51.91 5:41.32

Men's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 16 Moskva Swimming Venezuela Round One Heat One 4 57.33
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Venezuela Final 4 54.27
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Venezuela Round One Heat Two 1 QU 54.33

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 16 Moskva Swimming Venezuela Round One Heat Three 4 2:04.23
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Venezuela Final 3 1:57.51
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Venezuela Round One Heat Five 2 QU 1:59.15

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Swimming Venezuela VEN Round One Heat One 4 3:55.12 55.51 3:03.90
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