Road to Rio

Poliana Okimoto
Marathon Swimming Brazil

Poliana Okimoto

10km champion at 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona Discipline: marathon swimming – 10km
Full name: Poliana Okimoto Cintra Date and location of birth: 8 March 1983 – São Paulo (SP), Brazil
Height: 1.65m Weight: 51kg

Trivia

Started competing aged seven Graduated in Portuguese/English literature
Prefers to stay in with her family Favourite film Legends of the Fall
Likes alternative rock Favourite bands: Pearl Jam and The Killers When a competition is over She takes a relaxing bath and goes out to enjoy the city

Memorable moment

Idol

"I was competing when I saw a sea lion swimming with us. I was afraid of it. I thought they would stop the competition, so I looked to the judges’ boat. Instead of stopping the competition, they were taking pictures, laughing and applauding. I understood there was no danger and kept swimming." Ayrton Senna
Poliana Okimoto
Taking part in the Olympic Games in my home country is a dream come true. I know that not everyone has the chance of winning a medal at home. Because of this, I’m totally focused.
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