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Betina LORSCHEITTER
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Born10 Jun 1990 in Porto Alegre, BRA
Height1.73 m
Weight 60 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Armed Forces, Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Business Administration - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul: Porto Alegre, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five and took up open water swimming in 2010.
Why this sport?
Her parents encouraged her to take up several sports, including swimming.
Club / Team
SC Corinthians: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Paulo Augusto Prado [club], BRA
Training Regime
In 2019 she relocated to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to train at Corinthians club.
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Cup
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking a national junior record, at age 14, in the 400m freestyle. (mormaii.com.br, 22 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Maria Lenk. (mormaii.com.br, 22 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be strong even when you feel weak." (pronutrition.com.br, 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (mormaii.com.br, 22 Feb 2018)
Other information
OLYMPIC QUEST
She has combined swimming with open water swimming throughout her career. Since 2010, her open water swimming results have taken her into the Brazilian national team but for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo she wanted to qualify in the pool. "The ambitions are high. I want to focus on the pool and to win the Olympic berth. I want to accomplish more with the national team and always to improve my level. After that I will have to make a decision with my coach, either if I focus on pool or in open water swimming." (swimchannel.net, 01 Nov 2019)

OTHER STUDIES
She has also studied physical education at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Facebook profile, 13 May 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She is an ambassador of the Instituto Guardias do Mar [Sea Guardians Institute], an organisation aimed to promote safety in aquatic sports. (gauchazh.clicrbs.com.br, 15 Jan 2019; institutogdm.org, 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2017 Budapest, HUN 25km 6:05:20.0
20 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 1:01:14.1
  2015 Kazan, RUS 25km  DNF
15 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 59:57.8
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
51 2019   10km  
33 2019 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:04:29.0
12 2019 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:43:36.00
36 2018   10km  
9 2018 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:08:05.30
12 2018 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:09:53.1
36 2017   10km  
37 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:56:58.7
14 2017 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:17:20.98
7 2015 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:05:29.20
4 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:06:20.35
19 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:14:50.94
  2014 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km  DNF
20 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:06:32.5
11 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:03:02.5
44 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 2:33:03.60
13 2012 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:13:21.14
  2012 Shantou, CHN 10km  DNF
10 2011 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:15:27.35