Brazilians Following In The Wake Of Abilio Couto In The English Channel

Brazilians Following In The Wake Of Abilio Couto In The English Channel

Courtesy of PDA Esportes, English Channel.

Abilio Couto was the first Brazilian to swim across the English Channel in 1958. Since that time, there have been 30 swimmers who have

1st: Abilio Couto (France to England) in 12 hours 45 minutes in 1958 + 11 hours 33 minutes in 1959 + 12 hours 49 minutes in 1959
2nd: Kay France in 11 hours 36 minutes in 1979
3rd: Rogerio Lobo in 13 hours 47 minutes in 1989
4th: Dailza Ribeiro in 19 hours 16 minutes in 1992
5th: Ana Do Amaral Mesquita in 9 hours 40 minutes in 1993
6th: Jose Rodini in 12 hours 14 minutes in 1994
7th: Dailza Damas Ribeiro in 10 hours 48 minutes in 1995
8th: Igor de Souza in 11 hours 6 minutes in 1996 + two-way crossing in 18 hours 33 minutes in 1997
9th: Christiane Fanzeres in 10 hours 14 minutes in 2001
10th: Marcelo Lopes in 11 hours 21 minutes in 2004
11th: Marta Mitsui Izo in 12 hours 13 minutes in 2006
12th: Paulo Maia in 13 hours 50 minutes in 2007
13th: Luciana Mesquita in 11 hours 44 minutes in 2009
14th: Edison Peinado in 12 hours 29 minutes in 2010
15th: Marcelo Collet in 10 hours 6 minutes in 2010
16th: Tiago Sato in 9 hours 51 minutes in 2010
17th: Max Steinhart in 12 hours 30 minutes in 2012
18th: Harry Finger in 12 hours 40 minutes in 2012
19th: Alfredo Araujo in 11 hours 38 minutes in 2012
20th: Adriano Passini in 11 hours 10 minutes in 2013
21st: Hamilton Jorge de Azevedo in 15 hours 33 minutes in 2015
22nd: Barel Botelho Samir in 10 hours 14 minutes in 2015
23rd: Adherbal Treidler in 8 hours 49 minutes in 2015 [shown above on right]
24th: Alexandre Kirilos in 13 hours 18 minutes in 2015
25th: Felipe Putz in 13 hours 52 minutes in 2016
26th: Marcelo Teixeira in 14 hours 35 minutes in 2016
27th: Leonardo Esteves Natal in 11 hours 50 minutes in 2017
28th: Mário Pinto in 12 hours 5 minutes in 2018
29th: Humberto Costa in 10 hours 42 minutes in 2019
30th: Mariana Chevalier Santos in 11 hours 55 minutes in 2020 [see above on left]
31st: Marcio Junqueira in 11 hours 45 minutes in 2020

Relays included the following:
* Swimming Partnership Brazil 97 (Relay 6) in 8 hours 38 minutes in 1997
* Travessia Balkis Canal da Mancha a 4 (Relay 4) in 18 hours 42 minutes in 2011
* Team Brasil 2017 (Relay 6) in 9 hours 38 minutes in 2017
* Anjos d’Água (Relay 5) in 11 hours 50 minutes in 2019

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