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Vasco GASPAR
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Portugal   
GenderMen
Born29 Nov 1990 in Setúbal, POR
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Vanessa, son Vicente [2021]
Residence
Lisbon, POR
Occupation
Doctor, Professor
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Medicine - New University of Lisbon [NOVA]: Portugal
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age two and took up the sport competitively at age 14. He first tried open water swimming at age 16.
Why this sport?
He initially took up swimming for medical reasons. He began open water swimming because he liked the idea of competing in an open space without having to count tiles in the pool.
Club / Team
Sociedade Filarmonica Uniao Artistica Piedense [SFUAP]: Almada, POR
General Interest
Other sports
He represented Portugal in swimming at the 2013 European Short Course Championships in Herning, Denmark. He has also competed in distance running at national level in Portugal. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Nov 2018; fct.unl.pt, 11 Apr 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a doctor at the District Hospital of Santarem in Portugal. He is also an assistant pathophysiology professor at the New University of Lisbon [NOVA] in Portugal. (Facebook profile, 06 Nov 2020; LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2020; Instagram profile, 26 Feb 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He completed a year at the Higher School of Nursing of Lisbon in Portugal before transferring to the New University of Lisbon [NOVA]. He also took a level one training course at the Portuguese Swimming Federation. (LinkedIn profile, 2018; Facebook page, 27 Nov 2017)

COACHING
He has been a swimming coach at Sociedade Filarmonica Uniao Artistica Piedense [SFUAP] in Almada, Portugal. (Facebook profile, 01 Jul 2018; LinkedIn profile, 2018)

 Competition Highlights
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
37 2013 Herning, DEN 1500m Freestyle 15:46.03
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
28 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 55:36.4
55 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:56:38.9
15 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 58:12.6
33 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:50:20.7
14 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 53:40.5
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
32 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:53:32.7
22 2012 Piombino, ITA 10km 2:00:19.5
29 2012 Piombino, ITA 5 km 58:50.4
18 2011 Eilat, ISR 10km 1:53:43.4
18 2011 Eilat, ISR 5 km 57:10.3
25 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5 km 1:03:51.4
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
32 2016 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:01:10
23 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:44.6
37 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:43:27.00
47 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:06:57.70
15 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:57:49.10
34 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:08:12.2