Portugal Names 12 Swimmers To Roster For Europeans

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Portuguese Swimming Federation has named a team of 12, six males and six females, to their team for the European Championships beginning next week in London.

The team roster is as follows:

Males (6): Diogo Carvalho, Gabriel Lopes, Miguel Nascimento, Nuno Quintanilha, Alexis Santos and Tomás Veloso.

Females (6): Francisca Azevedo, Diana Durães, Victoria Kaminskaya, Ana Sofia Leite, Ana Catarina Monteiro and Ana Pinho Rodrigues.

All five swimmers Portugal sent to the World Championships last summer will compete in London. On the men’s side Diogo Carvalho was the best performer, earning a second swim in the 200 IM placing 15th in the semi-finals. Carvalho is the Portuguese record holder in the 200 IM and 100 fly, and was also an Olympian in 2012. The other two who competed at worlds were Nuno Quintanilha (100, 200 fly) and Alexis Santos (50 back, 400 IM).

The women sent just two swimmers to Kazan: Victoria Kaminskaya (200 breast, 200, 400 IM) and Ana Caterina Monteiro (100, 200 fly). Kaminskaya had her best finish in the 200 IM in 28th, while Monteiro placed 24th in the 200 fly.

The five swimmers who swam at the World Championships are the five that are currently positioned in the top-16 for the Championships, with Carvalho currently holding the highest position at 10th in the 200 IM.

Find the release by Portuguese Swimming here.

 

 

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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