Francisco Sánchez (swimmer)

Francisco Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Francisco Demetrio Sánchez Betancourt
National team   Venezuela
Born (1976-09-06) September 6, 1976 (age 41)
Cumaná, Sucre, Venezuela
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly and Freestyle
Club Lázaro Hernández
College team Arizona State University (USA) (1995-'99)

Francisco Demetrio Sánchez Betancourt (born September 6, 1976) is a former butterfly and freestyle swimmer from Venezuela, who won the 50 meter freestyle at the 1995 FINA Short Course World Championships (25 meter pool) in Rio de Janeiro. Two years later, at the third edition of the event, he won the 50 meter and the 100 meter freestyle.

He swam collegiately for the USA's Arizona State University in the late 1990s. [1]

At the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games, he set a Championship Record in the 100 fly (53.86). This record stood until the 2006 Games where it was bettered by fellow Venezuelan Albert Subirats. [2]

  • references


  1. ^ 1996-97 Men's Swimming and Diving Highlights from the ASU Athletics website ( Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  2. ^ Men's 100 fly results from the 2006 CACs.

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