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Nicolas OLIVEIRA
Sport Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderMen
Born04 Aug 1987 in Belo Horizonte, BRA
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Economics, International Business - University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1999.
Why this sport?
After nearly drowning at age 12 when his brother threw him into a pool, he decided he needed to learn how to swim.
General Interest
Nicknames
Nilo (olimpiadas.uol.com.br, 30 Nov 2010)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian mixed martial artist Rickson Gracie. (cob.org.br, 01 Aug 2015)
Injuries
He suffered a shoulder injury in 2015. (minastenisclube.com.br, 02 Aug 2016)

He injured an elbow in September 2014 and was forced out of competition for seven months. (brasil.gov.br, 07 Apr 2015)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competitive swimming following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (bestswimming.swimchannel.net, 04 Mar 2019)

COACHING
He has worked as a coach for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics [PASA] in the United States of America. He previously worked at a swimming academy in Tucson, AZ, United States of America, and as a volunteer at Minas Tenis Clube in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (teamunify.com, 01 Jan 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 49.05
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.21
24 2012 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 49.51
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:48.23
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:16.85
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Freestyle 1:47.42
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.45
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:15.97
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:48.18
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
8 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Freestyle 48.01
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Freestyle 1:47.55
4 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
4 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.80
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Freestyle 49.91
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Freestyle 1:49.55
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Freestyle 23.43
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
8 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:17.03
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 47.69
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:05.74
8 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:06.19
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:21.96
1 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.65
4 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 1:49.49
1 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.90 CR
1 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:12.27 CR
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2013 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.20
3 2009 Stockholm, SWE 200m Freestyle 1:42.37