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Giacomo PEREZ DORTONA
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born11 Nov 1989 in La Seyne-sur-Mer, FRA
Height1.83 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
France
Languages
French, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at an early age. His mother signed him up to his first club, AS Cachalots Six-Fours in France.
Why this sport?
His mother Martine loved swimming, and wanted Giacomo and his siblings to also learn to swim.
General Interest
Nicknames
Giaco (laprovence.com, 17 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
French swimmer Hugues Duboscq, US basketballers Michael Jordan and LeBron James, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Natation Magazine, 01 Mar 2013; laprovence.com, 17 Apr 2012; sports.fr, 2009)
Injuries
He missed the 2009 World Championships due to appendicitis. (laprovence.com, 19 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is fundamental to believe and to never give up. I think about those words before every competition." (Natation Magazine, 01 Mar 2013)
Famous relatives
His father played football at club level in Argentina. (acausedesgarcons.com, 10 Dec 2014; laprovence.com, 17 Apr 2012)
Other information
BREAK
He decided to take a break from swimming after missing out on selection for the 2016 Olympic Game. "For two years I had in mind to stop [swimming] after the Games. The beautiful story, it would have been completed there. It did not happen, that's life. I will find happiness elsewhere. After a few months of vacation, I'll settle in the south west [of France] where I am fortunate to have family. I will do a lot of surfing and spend time with my girlfriend too. I want to take my time before deciding what I want to do next." (lequipe.fr, 03 Jul 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
17 2012 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:00.59
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:00.80
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.51
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.50
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Breaststroke 1:00.55
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Breaststroke 27.78
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.51
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke  DNS
3 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 56.78
6 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.18
2 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:31.25
3 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:22.26
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:01.56
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 27.87
2 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.89
7 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 27.54
5 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 1:00.38
2 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.47
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 57.83
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:07.36
2 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 26.55
6 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.91
4 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Breaststroke 2:05.35
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Breaststroke 57.76
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Breaststroke 26.45
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.01 
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 59.03
4 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 27.31
1 2013 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.54