Scroll for more

Athletes

Leonardo
De Deus
BrazilBrazil, BRA
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
18 January 1991
Height
175 cm
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Languages
English, Portuguese

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age 12 at the rowing club in Belem, Brazil.
Club / Team
Universidade Santa Cecilia [Unisanta]: Santos, BRA

General Interest

Nicknames
Leo (campograndenews.com.br, 21 Oct 2017)
Hobbies
Tennis, surfing, stand-up paddling, going to the movies, playing video games, reading. (leonardogdeus.com, 29 Oct 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (leonardogdeus.com, 06 Jun 2012)
Injuries
In April 2018 he suffered from hand, foot and mouth disease [HFMD] while competing at the Brazil Trophy event in Rio de Janeiro. (swimswam.com, 25 Apr 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be like the water and make your way through the cracks. Don't be assertive but adjust yourself to your goals. You should always find a way to achieve them." (cob.org.br, Aug 2015)
Ambitions
To win an Olympic gold medal. (leonardogdeus.com, 29 Oct 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as president of the athletes' commission of the Brazilian Aquatic Sports Confederation [CBDA]. (cbda.org.br, 23 May 2017)