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Felipe FRANÇA
Sport Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderMen
Born14 May 1987 in Suzano, BRA
Height1.86 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Silvia, son Felipe
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in Suzano, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He got involved in the sport to help with an allergy problem.
Club / Team
Minas Tenis Clube: Belo Horizonte, BRA
Name of coach
Sergio Marques [club], BRA
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo. (felipefranca.com.br, 03 Mar 2012)
Injuries
He had an emergency appendectomy in 2013 that kept him out of qualifying meets ahead of the 2013 World Championships. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 20 May 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2014 and 2016 he was named South American Male Swimmer of the Year in Swimswam.com's Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 22 Dec 2016, 23 Dec 2014)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 59.38
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
12 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:00.01
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.04
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.41
8 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.42
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:16.13
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 26.87
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 59.89
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.73
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.01
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.73
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
2 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 26.76
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Breaststroke 26.13 
18 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.05 
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 57.05
7 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:06.74
1 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 56.29
1 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 25.63
1 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:21.14
1 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:30.51
1 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.26
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Breaststroke 57.39
1 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Breaststroke 25.95
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Breaststroke 2:10.71
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:23.12
6 2008 Manchester, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:28.88
Semifinal 2008 Manchester, ENG 100m Breaststroke 59.45
Semifinal 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Breaststroke 27.42
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Final 2015 Toronto, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.68
1 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 100m Breaststroke 1:00.34
1 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.58
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Breaststroke 1:01.16
4 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.46
4 2019 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 1:01.00
2 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 27.27
5 2019 Singapore, SGP 200m Breaststroke 2:17.39
17 2010   Overall  
1 2010 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Breaststroke 26.56
1 2010 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 57.64
7 2009   Overall  
3 2009 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 25.70
2 2009 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 56.49
3 2009 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 25.88
3 2009 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 57.11
2 2009 Stockholm, SWE 50m Breaststroke 25.87
27 2008   Overall  
2 2008 Belo Horizonte, BRA 50m Breaststroke 27.17
3 2008 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.00