2-21-13 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Day 3 Finals
2012 Olympian (Brazil) 11-time All-American Five-time SEC Champion (100 free, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR) 2011, 2012 All-SEC First Team 2011 All-SEC Freshman Team
2012 London Olympics Competed for Brazil in the 4x100 freestyle relay ... Helped his country to a ninth-place finish in the event with a time of 3:16.14, narrowly missing the final ... Swam the anchor leg in the race with a 48.17.
Sophomore Season (2011-12) Qualified for 2012 London Olympics, representing his home country of Brazil ... Earned his spot on the Olympic team with his performance at the 2012 Maria Lenk Trophy ... Clocked a 49.05 in the 100m freestyle to finish second and earn a spot on the 4x100 freestyle relay team ... Earned six All-America honors at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash. ... NCAA runner-up in 100 freestyle (42.34); had season-best 42.31 in prelims, the best time on the team and third-fastest in the country in 2012 ... Scored for Tigers in 50 free with 15th-place finish (19.65); clocked a career-best 19.49 in the prelims ... Helped the 200 FR (1:16.67) and 400 FR (2:50.34) teams to runner-up finishes ... Swam butterfly leg of third-place 200 medley relay (1:24.70) ... Anchored the 400 medley relay team that finished fifth (3:06.51) ... Won four conference titles at 2012 SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., helping the Tigers to their 16th straight SEC title ... Captured 100 freestyle championships (42.45), keeping alive Auburn's streak of winning nine consecutive SEC 100 free titles ... Also part of winning teams in 400 FR (2:51.66), 200 MR (1:24.38) and 400 MR (3:08.36) ... Finished fifth in 50 free (19.57) ... Sixth in 100 fly (47.74) ... Won the 100 free vs. LSU and Penn State ... Was on winning relay teams in dual meets with Penn State, Georgia and Florida and also at the Georgia Fall Invitational ... Named to 2012 All-SEC First Team.
Freshman Season (2010-11) Competed at 2011 World Championships in Shanghai ... Swam the anchor leg of the 4x100 freestyle relay, finishing ninth ... Earned five All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Helped Auburn to runner-up finish in 400 freestyle relay (2:49.47) ... Swam the anchor leg on the 200 freestyle relay team that finished runner-up (1:15.50) ... Took the freestyle leg for the third-place finishing 200 medley relay team (1:24.56) ... Finished eighth in 100 freestyle (42.49) finals; posted a 42.26 in prelims that was the squad's second-fastest time of the year ... Posted a 13th-place finish in the 50 free (19.65); his prelims time of 19.58 was his best of the year and fifth-best on the team ... Was also part of the 200 freestyle relay team that won the SEC Championship (1:16.56) ... Finished fourth in 100 free (42.78) ... Also scored points for Auburn in 50 free (19.97 - 8th) and 100 fly (47.32 - 11th) ... Named to 2011 All-SEC First Team and All-SEC Freshman Team.
Personal Parents are Flavia and Augusto Chierighini ... Major is business ... Chose Auburn because of the sprint program and the chance to follow in the footsteps of sprinters such as Brett Hawke, Cesar Cielo and Fred Bousquet.