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Fernando SCHEFFER
Sport Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderMen
Born06 Apr 1998
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Belo Horizonte, BRA
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven in Canoas, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He followed his brother into the sport. "My brother was always very competitive. He always wanted to beat me, and I also wanted to defeat him. I think my competitiveness began at home."
Club / Team
Minas Tenis Clube: Belo Horizonte, BRA
Name of coach
Sergio Marques [club, national], BRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading. (minastenisclube.com.br, 22 May 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 200m freestyle at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (minastenisclube.com.br, 27 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, Brazilian swimmers Cesar Cielo and Kaio Marcio, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (blog.hammerhead.com.br, 08 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up your dreams." (blog.hammerhead.com.br, 08 Jan 2019)
Famous relatives
His brother Augusto has taken part in rowing competitions at national level in Brazil. (jornalvs.com.br, 15 Dec 2018; gnu.com.br, 29 Mar 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:44.66
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:08.22
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:46.11
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:04.69
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Freestyle 1:45.83
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:07.64
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:42.69
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:49.60
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:39.40
1 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:46.81
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:45.54
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 3:47.42
40 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 48.67 
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Lima, PER 400m Freestyle 3:49.60
1 2019 Lima, PER 200m Freestyle 1:46.68
1 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:10.66
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
33 2021   Overall Ranking  
5 2021 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:45.07
6 2021 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 47.98
4 2021 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:43.50
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:42.83