Algarve swimmer Filipe Santos is European runner-up in the 50 meters freestyle

The national team consisted of 10 male swimmers from national clubs, having won 31 medals in total

Filipe Santos, swimmer at Lagoa Académico Clube (LAC), won the runner-up title, in the 50 meters freestyle, at the European Championships for athletes with down syndrome that took place until this Sunday, October 10, in Ferrara (Italy). 

The athlete, who is coached by Paulo Sousa, also won a bronze in the 200 meters moth, four gold medals (4 x 50 Styles, 4 x 50 Freestyles, 4×100 Styles and 4×100 Freestyles) and a bronze in the 4×200 Freestyles .

The national team consisted of 10 male swimmers from national clubs, having won 31 medals in total (17 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze).

Three World records were achieved, one in Europe, 18 nationals and 45 finals, occupying the second position in the ranking of the teams with the most medals.

Being considered the third best team, Portugal also brought home the trophy for best male swimmer awarded to swimmer Vicente Pereira.

Next year, the city of Albufeira will host the Swimming World Championship for athletes with Down Syndrome (DSISO) between 15 and 22 October 2022.



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