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Zuhayr PIGOT
Sport Swimming
NOC Suriname   
GenderMen
Born16 May 1997 in Paramaribo, SUR
Height1.91 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Miami, FL, USA
Occupation
Business Owner, Student
Languages
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Higher education
Media and Communications - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: United States
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He followed his siblings into the sport.
Club / Team
Whittier College Poets: United States
Name of coach
Tim Hamlet [club]
General Interest
Nicknames
Zu (goheels.com, 2015)
Other sports
His sister Chinyere represented Suriname in swimming at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. His brother Diguan represented Suriname in swimming at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (swimswam.com, 24 Oct 2014)
Other information
SCHOLARSHIP
In 2017 he was one of 36 swimmers from across the world to receive an International Swimming Federation [FINA] Scholarship, which was designed to help the athletes to qualify and participate at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The scholarship also presented the athletes with the option to train at FINA-approved training centres in Thailand, the United States of America or Senegal. (fina.org, 01 Mar 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied general education at Miami Dade College in Miami, FL, United States of America, and at Whittier College in Whittier, CA, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 09 Apr 2017; wcpoets.com, 18 Nov 2017)

MOVE TO MIAMI
Born in Paramaribo, Suriname, at age eight he moved to Miami, FL, United States of America. (b2bcleanerz.com, 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 54.20
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 24.76
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 54.68
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 24.48
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 50.97
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 22.79