Gustavo França Borges

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Gustavo França Borges

Birthplace: Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Managed by: Nathan Luke Cowdrey
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About Gustavo França Borges

Gustavo França Borges (born December 2, 1972 in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) is a former international swimmer from Brazil. He swam for Brazil at 4 Olympics: 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. He, along with sailor Robert Scheidt, has the second-most Olympic medals of any Brazilian with four (1 in 1992, 2 in 1996 and 1 in 2000); behind sailor Torben Grael. He also has the second-most Pan American Games gold medals of any Brazilian, with eight (behind table tennis player Hugo Hoyama). Borges was Brazil's flagbearer for the Closing Ceremony at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

His first medal was silver in the 100 freestyle at the 1992 Olympics, which took a while to be received as his lane's timer was not working, and the judges had to review video recordings of the race to verify his place. Borges even overcame his idol, Matt Biondi, to win the silver medal.

He has lived in Jacksonville, FL, USA and in Ann Arbor, MI, USA while a student. He attended university, and swam for, the University of Michigan in the mid-1990s, where he was coached by Jon Urbanchek and graduated with a degree in Economics. His teammates at Michigan included Eric Namesnik and Marcel Wouda in the mid-1990s.

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December 2, 1972
Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil