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Caio PUMPUTIS
Sport Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderMen
Born08 Jan 1999 in São Paulo, BRA
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
United States
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Business Administration - Georgia Institute of Technology: Atlanta, GA, USA
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
Sports were popular in his family as his mother was a competitive swimmer while his father played water polo. He practised football and swimming when he was younger, and had to make a choice between the two. "It was really hard. All my friends played football, and I used to play it on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We had [swim] meets at the same time as the football games, so I had to choose one. My dad was like, 'Go to the swim meet, and if you do well, stay with swimming. If you don't, you can come back to football'."
Club / Team
Georgia Institute of Technology [USA] / EC Pinheiros [BRA]:
Name of coach
Courtney Shealy Hart [Georgia Tech], USA; Francisco Rego [Georgia Tech], BRA, Alberto Silva [Pinheiros], BRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. (Instagram profile, 25 Apr 2021)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (ramblinwreck.com, 14 Apr 2020)
Injuries
He struggled with a groin injury in 2019. The injury did not prevent him from competing at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 26 Feb 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I like to race when people are faster than me, because it's motivation." (ramblinwreck.com, 14 Apr 2020)
Awards and honours
While swimming for the Georgia Institute of Technology, he was named Co-Most Valuable Swimmer of the Atlantic Coast Conference [ACC] in 2019. He was also named 2019 Georgia Tech Co-Male Athlete of the Year. (ramblinwreck.com, 01 Sep 2021)
Other information
COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
In 2017 he began studying for a degree in business administration at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, United States of America. "I chose Georgia Tech because it offers me an excellent structure in academics and in swimming. Georgia Tech has an excellent staff who will help me to make the most of my talent." (ramblinwreck.com, 01 Sep 2020; swimchannel.net, 01 Jan 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:58.36
34 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.76
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:12.72
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley  DSQ
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Individual Medley 2:01.06
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Breaststroke  DSQ
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:06.29
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Individual Medley 52.65
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Individual Medley 1:54.57
4 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:23.57
4 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:53.05
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley 52.28
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:05.00
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Lima, PER 200m Breaststroke 2:14.77
2 2019 Lima, PER 200m Individual Medley 2:00.12