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Gabriel Mangabeira
  • Junior
  • Butterfly/Backstroke/Freestyle/Individual Medley
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 15-Time All-American
  • 2003 SEC Champion 100 Back

Career Best Times:
Long Course (Meters)

100 Fly - 54.25 (2003 Pan Am Games)
100 Free - 51.75
100 Back - 57.22
200 Back - 2:05.23

Short Course (Yards)
50 Free - 20.57 (Georgia, 11/23/02)
100 Free - 43.82 (SEC Championships, 2003)
100 Back - 46.80 (SEC Championships, 2003)
200 Back - 1:44.96 (Last Chance Meet, 2/27/02)

UF All-Time Rankings: First in the 100 back (46.80) ... Second in the 100 fly (46.92) ... Seventh in the 200 fly (1:44.54) and 200 back (1:44.96) ... First (1:17.94) second (1:18.39) and fifth (1:18.86) in the 200 FR ... First in the 400 FR (2:52.74) ... First in the 800 FR (6:20.14) ... First (1:26.53), second (1:26.76), fourth (3:11.72) and fifth (3:11.82) in the 200 MR ... Third in the 400 MR (3:11.20), fourth (3:11.72), fifth (3:11.82) and seventh (3:12.56).

National/International Competition: Finished 24th in 100-meter back (1:00.33) at 2004 U.S. Spring Nationals ... Won Silver Medal as a part of Brazilian 400-meter MR (3:40.02) team at the 2003 Pan Am Games ... Also took seventh in 100-meter fly (54.25) ... Competed in 100-meter backstroke at 2003 World Championships ... Member of the winning 400-meter MR at the 1999 Pan Am Games ... Finished the 100-meter fly in 54.42, the 200-meter IM in 2:05.91 and touched the wall in 57.45 in the 100-meter back at the 2001 Brazilian Nationals ... Clocked in at 1:52.40 in the 200-meter free at the 2000 Brazilian Nationals.

At Florida:
2003-04:
Picked up six All-America honors at NCAA Championships ... Took fourth on 400-meter FR team (3:13.53), fifth on 400-meter MR team (3:31.53), seventh on 200-meter FR team (1:27.74) and ninth on 200-meter MR team (1:37.81) ... Also finished 15th in 100-meter fly (53.56), 16th in 100-meter back (54.21) and 17th in 200-meter fly (1:57.66) ... Earned seven All-SEC honors ... Named second team All-SEC by Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Won gold as part of 800 FR team (6:21.29) ... Also finished third in 100 back ( 47.16) with automatic time, third in 200 fly with automatic time (47.25) and fifth in 200 fly (1:45.88) with automatic time ... Took second on 200 FR (1:18.86), second on 200 MR (1:27.14) and third on 400 MR (3:12.56) ... Finished season with four individual event wins (50 free at Minnesota, 100 fly at Texas A&M, 200 IM vs. Florida State, 50-meter free at Michigan) ... Swam on 13 different winning relay teams: 400 MR (5), 400-meter MR (3), 200 MR (2), 200 FR (1), 400 FR (1), 800 FR (1) ... Florida won all five 400 MR teams he swam on during regular season ... Second in 50 free (21.13) at Tennessee (1/31/04) ... Third in 50-meter free (24.89) and first on 400-meter MR team (3:53.56) vs. Alabama (1/24/04) ... Third in 100-meter free (51.94), first as part of 400-meter MR team (3:45.99) and second as part of 400-meter FR team (3:28.69) vs. Auburn (1/23/04) ... Second in 100 fly (48.89), seventh in 200 fly (1:49.14) and member of winning 200 FR (1:21.80) and 400 MR (3:17.30) teams at Dallas Morning News Classic ... First with provisional time of 48.44 in 100 fly and third in 200 free (1:40.11) at Texas A&M (1/15/04) ... First as part of 200 MR (3:22.51) and third in 50 free (21.20) vs. Kentucky (1/3/04) ... Competed in seven events at 2003 U.S. Open ... Fifth in three relays: 400-meter FR (3:32.96), 400-meter MR (3:52.20) and 800-meter FR (7:46.42) ... Also 17th in 100-meter fly (55.14) ... Member of first place 200 MR team (1:32.37) and was second in 200 free (1:40.08) at South Carolina (11/14/03) ... Fourth in 50 free (20.92) and was part of winning 400 FR team (3:00.62) and 400 MR team (3:19.28) at Georgia (11/13/03) ... Won 200 IM (1:54.61) and swam on winning 400 MR team (3:23.34) vs. Florida State (11/11/03) ... First in 50-meter free (24.12) and as part of 400-meter MR team (3:55.29) and was second in 100-meter free (52.27) at Michigan (10/31/03) ... Took first in 50 free (20.82) and as member of 400 MR team (3:19.16) and placed third in 100 free (45.89) at Minnesota (10/30/03) ... Swam leadoff leg on winning 200 MR team (1:31.10), second in 100 fly (50.55) and fifth in 200 free (1:42.10)

2002-03: Two-time SEC Champion ... Four-time NCAA All-American ... Broke three school records at the SEC Championships (two relay, one individual) ... Won 21 events ... Part of UF's 200 FR team that finished seventh at the NCAA Championships ... Also a member of UF's 200 MR, 400 MR and 400 FR teams that earned All-America honors ... Won the SEC Championship in the 100 back in a UF-record time of 46.80, marking the first SEC individual title of his career ... Member of Gators' 800 FR team that won the SEC title and broke the 19-year-old school record in a time of 6:20.14 ... Member of 200 MR (1:26.53) (school-record), 200 FR (1:18.39) and 400 FR teams (2:55.29) that finished second at the conference championships ... Took third in the 100 fly in a time of 46.92 ... Won a pair of events vs. Florida Atlantic (2/8/03) in the 50 free (20.86) and as a member of the 200 MR team (1:31.15) ... Member of 400 FR team that finished first with a time of 3:01.00 vs. Tennessee (2/1/03) ... Won the 200 back in a time of 1:49.12 at Alabama (1/25/03) ... Swam lead-off leg of 200 FR that took second in a time of 1:29.14 at Auburn (1/24/03) ... Also finished third in the 200 free with a time of 1:37.69 ... Finished high in several events at the Dallas Morning News Classic: second in the 100 fly (49.74), second in the 200 FR (1:21.30), third in the 400 FR (3:01.76) and third in the 400 MR (3:20.70) ... Won three events at SMU (1/16/03) in the 200 back (1:51.41), 200 IM (1:52.28) and as a member of the 400 MR team (3:23.03) ... Earned three top-four finishes at the 2002 U.S. Open: third in both the 800-meter FR (7:48.73) and 400-meter IM (3:51.92) and fourth in the 400-meter FR (3:30.79) ... Won two events vs. Georgia (11/23/02) in the 50 free (20.57) and the 400 MR (3:19.16) ... Touched the wall in a first-place time of 1:53.70 in the 200 IM vs. Florida State (11/19/02) and also finished first in the 400 MR (3:22.37) ... Earned two wins vs. South Carolina (11/15/02) in the 200 fly (1:50.29) and the 200 free (1:39.64) ... Touched the wall in a time of 20.66 in the 50 free to finish first vs. Michigan (11/1/02) ... Swam third leg of 400 MR to finish first with a time of 3:17.94 against Michigan ... Won the 200 back (1:47.36) vs. Penn State (10/25/02) and also finished first in the 400 MR (3:24.58) ... Took second in both the 100 free (45.41) and 200 IM (1:54.01) ... Member of 400 MR team that took first with a time of 3:21.37 against LSU (10/11/02).

2001-2002: Finished sixth as a member of the 400 MR team (3:11.82), ninth as the lead-off leg of the 200 MR team (1:27.65), 16th in the 100 fly (48.36) and 21st in both the 100 back and the 200 back at the NCAA Championships ... Won five medals at the SEC Championships ... Member of the first place 200 MR, 200 FR and 400 FR teams that took home gold ... Anchor leg of the winning 200 FR team at Tennessee (2/2/02) ... Finished second as a member of the 800 FR team at the Dallas Morning News Classic ... Member of the first place 400 MR team, finished fifth in the 200 IM, touched the wall in 1:52.08 in the 200 back and 3:00.31 as part of the 400 FR team against Penn State (1/5/02).

Club: Three-time Brazilian Champion ... Swam for Ricardo Lugao on Clube Vasco Da Gama.

Personal: Born Jan. 31, 1982 ... Son of Suely and Clark Mangabeira ... Chose Florida because he liked the coaching staff and nice weather ... Lists surfing, music and movies as his hobbies ... Majoring in food and resource economics.


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