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Florencia MELO
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Venezuela   
Born30 Jun 1989 in Caracas, VEN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Husband Francisco
Hollywood, FL, USA
English, Spanish
Higher education
Electrical Engineering - Simon Bolivar University: Caracas, VEN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four, and took up open water swimming at age 14.
General Interest
Flo (Twitter profile, 06 Feb 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have the power to change anything because you're the one who chooses your thoughts and you are the one who feels your feelings." (Instagram profile, 04 Aug 2017)
Other information
She has studied nursing at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2021; Facebook profile, 11 May 2020)

She is a registered nurse at Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, FL, United States of America. She has also worked as an ocean rescue officer in Florida, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
31 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 1:01:32.5
17 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 58:59.9
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
32 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 2:17:50.10
  2012 Viedma, ARG 10km  DSQ