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Andreina PINTO
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Venezuela   
GenderWomen
Born10 Sep 1991
Height1.79 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Miami, FL, USA
Occupation
Nutritionist
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Nutrition - Florida International University: Miami, FL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
Her parents thought it would be healthy for her.
General Interest
Nicknames
The Mermaid of Aragua (el-carabobeno.com, 13 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (hispanarealizada.com, 20 Jun 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (ciudadccs.info, 19 May 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Disposition, discipline and desire." (hispanarealizada.com, 20 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named Female Athlete of the Year in 2014 by the Sports Journalists Association in Venezuela. (ovaciondeportes.com, 2014)

She was presented with the 2014 Golden Generation Olympic Heroine Award, nominated by the Venezuelan public. (swimswam.com, 18 Dec 2014)

She was Venezuela's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (deportesco.terra.com.co, 19 Oct 2011)
Milestones
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London she became the first female Venezuelan swimmer to compete in an Olympic swimming final. She finished in eighth place in the 800m freestyle. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Aug 2019; meridiano.com.ve, 17 Nov 2017; olympic.org, 04 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
Her older sister Yanel represented Venezuela in swimming at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and in open water swimming at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Aug 2019; swimswam.com, 24 Jul 2012; eluniversal.com, 15 Mar 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a dietitian at a private clinic in Coral Gables, FL, United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Nov 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Freestyle 4:08.34
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 800m Freestyle 8:30.92
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Butterfly 2:10.60
27 2012 London, ENG 400m Individual Medley 4:48.64
Heats 2012 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 4:08.45
22 2012 London, ENG 200m Butterfly 2:11.23
8 2012 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 8:29.28 
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:30.30
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:17.46
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Butterfly 2:11.14
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 4:09.75
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 8:33.33
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1500m Freestyle 16:15.99
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Butterfly 2:10.11
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 4:07.14
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 8:29.37
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Freestyle  DNS
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:33.62
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1500m Freestyle 16:23.96
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:08.80
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 800m Freestyle 8:34.17
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 1500m Freestyle 16:22.29
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 400m Freestyle 4:11.79
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Butterfly 2:18.96
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 800m Freestyle 8:54.98
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 400m Freestyle 4:20.84
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Freestyle 2:05.94
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2010 Dubai, UAE 800m Freestyle 8:26.31
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 4:10.69
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:59.26
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 200m Freestyle 2:00.79
2 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 400m Freestyle 4:11.81
3 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 800m Freestyle 8:44.55
4 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:19.20
7 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 800m Freestyle 8:46.67
5 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:22.24
4 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 2:02:32.5
4 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 2:01:40.8
21 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 5km 1:02:15.7
21 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 10km 2:10:01.7
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2011 Santos, BRA 10km 2:13:09.26
7 2010 Santos, BRA 10km 2:16:55.54
5 2008 Dubai, UAE 10km 1:56:34.39
3 2008 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:06:09
69 2007   10km