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Vinicius LANZA
Sport Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderMen
Born22 Mar 1997 in Belo Horizonte, BRA
Height1.93 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bloomington, IN, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Animal Science, Veterinary Science - Indiana University: Bloomington, IN, USA
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"I began swimming because my family has a fishing tradition. My father really wanted me to go with him so he signed me up for swimming lessons as a precaution."
Club / Team
Minas Tenis Clube: Belo Horizonte, BRA
Name of coach
Sergio Marques [club, national], BRA; Ray Looze [personal[, USA
Training Regime
He trains at the facilities of the University of Indiana in Bloomington, IN, United States of America.
General Interest
Nicknames
Vini (teamusa.org, 19 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmers Nicolas Nilo Oliveira and Kaio Marcio de Almeida. (olharolimpico.blogosfera.uol.com.br, 28 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I like pressure. I can use it for my benefit." (olharolimpico.blogosfera.uol.com.br, 28 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Big Ten Conference Swimmer of the Year in 2019 while competing for Indiana University in the United States of America. (iuhoosiers.com, 01 May 2019)
Other information
STUDIES
In 2016 he began studying animal behaviour at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, United States of America. He chose his degree because of his love for horses. "My family has a little farm in Sao Joao del Rei [Brazil] and I like horses so much, both riding them and taking care of them. I plan to work on this in the future. When I was growing up, swimming became more important and took all the time that I could have gone to the farm." (folha.uol.com.br, 17 Apr 2019; sportv.globo.com, 26 Mar 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
25 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:58.92
26 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 52.08
  2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay DSQ
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:01.84
41 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 24.26
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.78
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 23.91
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Butterfly 51.92
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.86
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Butterfly 49.97
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 23.18
4 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:23.57
4 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:31.91
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Lima, PER 100m Butterfly 51.88
2 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.98
1 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 100m Medley Relay