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Técnico student qualifies for the Olympic Games in Swimming

Francisco Santos broke 200m backstroke national record and qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Técnico student Francisco Santos (Electrical and Computer Engineering) qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, this Sunday, June 6, after breaking 200m backstroke national record in a speedy 1.57,06 minutes.

The Portuguese swimmer at Sporting Clube Portugal surpassed the Olympic qualifying mark by 44 hundredths and set a new national record, beating the previous time of 1,58.22 minutes.

The Tokyo2020 Olympic Games take place from 23rd July to 8th August 2021.