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Samuel DE BONA
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderMen
Born01 Oct 1990 in Porto Alegre, BRA
Height1.82 m
Weight 82 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Lawyer
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Law - Farroupilha College: Brazil
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Gremio Nautico Uniao: Brazil
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking. (cob.org.br, 2015)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. (cob.org.br, 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us." (Instagram profile, 15 Nov 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In March 2017 he announced his retirement from swimming. (portalesportenet.com.br, 25 Mar 2017)

DEPRESSION
In 2014 he suffered from fatigue and over-training which in turn caused him to enter into a state of depression. This caused him to arrive late to training, distance himself from teammates and perform poorly. Following a holiday period and a training camp in the United States, he recovered his form and his mental health improved. (zerohora.atavist.com, 22 Aug 2015)

SUSPENSION
He tested positive for a stimulant in November 2010. The Brazilian Swimming Federation [CBDA] gave him a 30-day suspension. (sports.espn.go.com, 10 Jan 2011)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 55:25.9
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 53:34.9
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 54:03.5
44 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 2:02:17.2
36 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 1:01:20.9
16 2011 Shanghai, CHN 25km 5:27:38.1
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:07.5
32 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:46:45.97
11 2015 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:11:54.1
22 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:42:35.00
7 2015 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:55:04.40
36 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:03:28.63
6 2014   10km  
12 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 1:56:54
20 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:43.4
4 2014 Lac Magoc, QC, CAN 10km 1:55:13.24
8 2014 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 1:57:28.8
4 2014 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:23.00
10 2014 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:53:09.10
12 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:52:37.4
5 2013   10km  
1 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:34.0
6 2012 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:02:13.36
26 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:12:28.97
12 2012 Shantou, CHN 10km 1:51:06.22
9 2010 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:02:04.5