Thiago Pereira

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Birthday
26, 1986
Birthplace
Brazil
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1986 (age 33)
Birthplace
Brazil

About

Brazilian international swimmer who is known for competing in medley and freestyle events. He is known for his work with Brazil's national team and for winning the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. 

Before Fame

He first began swimming at the age of two. At 12, he won his first medal at a competition in Volta Redonda, Brazil. He then joined Belo Horizonte's Minas Tenis Clube in 2001 where he began training among the top Brazilian swimmers. He made his Olympic swimming debut in 2004. 

Trivia

He has won several awards and honors for his swimming career including World Male Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine in 2007.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In early 2013, he married lawyer Gabi Pauletti. 

Associated With

In the 400-meter individual medley at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he beat out then-current Olympic champion Michael Phelps