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Virginia Tech's Calado Qualifies for World Swimming Championships -- September 20, 2004

BLACKSBURG, Va., September 19. The university announced recently that sophomore Gus Calado qualified to represent Brazil at the upcoming World Swimming Championships in the 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle.

Calado, a native of Recife, Brazil, will represent his home country in the meet, which is scheduled for Oct. 7-11 in the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. The meet will be conducted in short course meters.

"I am elated to have earned this opportunity," Calado said. "I think I can go even faster!"

Calado, who was named BIG EAST swimmer of the year during his freshman season, finished 12th in the 200 butterfly at the NCAA Championships in March.

"Gus narrowly missed qualifying for the Olympic team in May and it fueled his desire to become a world class swimmer, we are very proud of his accomplishments," said head coach Ned Skinner."
His second place time of 1:57.21 in the 200 short course meter butterfly earned him the spot since the time met the international time standard.

Calado will also be able to compete in the 400-meter freestyle based on his second place finish in the meet in this event.