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Portugal Announces Team For Sydney

Aug 14, 2000

Portugal has announced their team for the Olympic Games. Francisco Alves, National Co-ordinator for swimming, is very confident the Portuguese swimmers will perform well in Sydney. Portugal expects at least one finalist (Jose Couto) and one semi-finalist (Nuno Laurentino).

"We are counting on great performances, in terms of Portuguese reality, by Jose Couto and Nuno Laurentino, but also from other athlete's. We hope that all swimmers will be able to break their national records, and, if that happens, we will have more than one swimmer in the semi-finals, which will be very good."

Portuguese Olympic Team


  • Nuno Laurentino - 100 Backstroke
  • Jose Couto - 100 / 200 Breaststroke
  • Mario Carvalho - 200 Backstroke
  • Simao Morgado - 100 Butterfly
  • Ricardo Pedroso - 200 Freestyle
  • Pedro Silva - 50 Freestyle


  • Raquel Felgueiras - 200 Butterfly