Luiz Altamir Melo

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Background

Luiz Altamir Lopes Melo was born on May 9, 1996 in Boa Vista, Brazil.

 

International Competition

At the 2013 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai, Melo placed 5th in the 200M butterfly and 8th in the 200M and 10th in 400M Freestyle.

In 2014, at the Summer Youth Olympics held in Nanjing, Luiz was part of a silver medal winning 4x100M Freestyle relay. Individually, he placed 5th in the 200M butterfly and 7th in both the 200M free and 400M free.

In 2015 at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Luiz was part of the gold medal winning 4X200M freestyle relay. The foursome broke the Pan Am Games record with a time of 7:11.15.

The same year at the World Aquatic Championships in Kazan, the Brazilian relay finished 15th in 4X200M freestyle.

In December, at the Palhoca, Luiz earned his Olympic qualifying time in the 400M Freestyle with a time of 3:50.32, just .7 seconds shy of the South American Record.

2016 Rio Olympics

Luiz will be representing Brazil in the 400M Freestyle.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 800 Freestyle Relay 2015 Pan American Championships
Silver 400 Freestyle Relay 2014

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 200 Free 1:48.29 04/16/16 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
lcm 400 Free 3:50.32 12/19/15 2015 Brazil Open
Palhoca, Brazil