- Fernando Scherer
caption = Fernando Scherer
Photo by: Raphael Koerich
fullname = Fernando de Queiroz Scherer
nicknames = "Xuxa"
nationality = BRA
strokes = Freestyle
club = Pinheiros/Flamengo
birthdate = birth date and age|1974|10|6
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina
height = height|m=1.93
weight = convert|85|kg|lb
Fernando de Queiroz Scherer (born
October 6, 1974in Florianópolis) is an international top swimmerfrom Brazil, who won the bronze medal in the 50 metres freestyle at the 1996 Summer Olympicsin Atlanta, Georgia. He did so once again four years later in Sydneywith the Brazilian relay team in the 4x100 metres freestyle.
His first big title came at the inaugural
1993 FINA Short Course World Championshipsin Palma de Mallorca, where he won the 100 metres freestyle. Scherer is nicknamed "Xuxa" in his native country, and he became Brazil's Sportsman of The Year in 1995, after winning one golden and one silver medal at the 1995 FINA Short Course World Championshipsin Rio de Janeiro.
Scherer is currently involved in the organization "
South American records in swimming
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