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Erwin MALDONADO
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Venezuela   
GenderMen
Born25 Jul 1983 in San Cristóbal, VEN
Height1.74 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Maria Gabriela Varela, daughter Antonella, son Mathias
Residence
Miami, FL, USA
Occupation
Coach, Lifeguard
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Administration Studies - University of the Andes: Venezuela
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four.
General Interest
Nicknames
El Gocho (totalswim2000.es.tl, 01 Jan 2007)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Venezuela at the 2012 Bolivarian Beach Games in Lima, Peru. (correodelorinoco.gob.ve, 26 Oct 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is president of the Erwin Maldonado Foundation, a non-profit organisation that aims to support aspiring athletes. (Twitter profile, 03 Oct 2020; Facebook page, 05 Oct 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 1500m Freestyle 16:47.50
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 800m Freestyle 8:38.69
Heats 2003 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 4:00.47
Heats 2003 Barcelona, ESP 200m Freestyle 1:55.34
Heats 2003 Barcelona, ESP 1500m Freestyle 16:04.08
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 1500m Freestyle 16:14.10
34 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 200m Freestyle 1:54.92
28 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 400m Freestyle 4:05.52
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 25km 4:56:00.4
27 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:51:19.1
16 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 58:39.3
33 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 1:56:52.8
12 2011 Shanghai, CHN 25km 5:14:03.5
11 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km - Team Time Trial 1:02:32.0
  2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 10km  DNF
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2016 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:56:26
12 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:41:56.92
7 2015 Nouméa, NCL 10km 2:05:45.20
  2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km  DNF
8 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:55:05.10
23 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:59:05.30
13 2012 Cancún, MEX 10km 1:57:37.88
13 2012 Eilat, ISR 10km 1:53:00.45
5 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:11:45.97
10 2012 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:55:48
9 2008 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:55:44.25