David Castro biography

David Castro

Olympic athlete

1964 –


Who is David Castro?

David Ferreira Castro was a long-distance freestyle swimmer from Brazil. He represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea in the 400-metre and 1500-metre freestyle events, see Brazil at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

David began his career in the pools of the Corinthians, where he remained for 10 years. Later, defending the club Paulistano, reached the Olympic passport.

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Castro finished 32nd in the 1500-metre freestyle, and 33rd in the 400-metre freestyle.

In 1990, Castro changed the city of São Paulo by the city of Santos, for two reasons: Unisanta's invitation, and the death of his father, who left him dejected, and encouraged Castro to change airs, with his mother.

Castro participated at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, finishing 5th in the 1500-metre freestyle.

Castro also won four titles in Brazil Trophy, five in Jose Finkel and one runner-up in the 1990 South American, among other achievements. Ended his career in November 27, 2000. He graduated in Computer and Physical Education and speaks three languages. Although the curriculum, the former swimmer has been unemployed since 2006, and lives with his 90-year mother's retirement income, receiving help from friends and food baskets - which was not always enough. Debt, almost lost his apartment and came up starving.


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Sep 16, 1964
São Paulo
Lived in
  • São Paulo

on July 23, 2013

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