July 22, 2011
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State rising senior Mateo DeAngulo is set to face off with some of the top swimmers in the world at the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Championships in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.
The swimming portion of the aquatics competition will begin this Sunday and will last through the following Sunday, July 31, concluding the two-week event which started on July 16.
The Noles premier distance swimmer will represent Colombia and start the week off on Sunday with the 400-meter freestyle. He will continue and race the 200 and 800 free throughout the week.
DeAngulo qualified for the competition in March at the Indianapolis Grand Prix in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Not a stranger to international competition, DeAngulo has been a member of the Colombian National Team and was a part of the 2009 FINA World Championship Team in Rome, Italy. He’s also the current Colombian record-holder for both the 800-meter (8:16.31) and 1500-meter (15:49.50) freestyle events.
A transfer from Indian River State College , DeAngulo competed in the first half of the 2010-11 season for the Noles, claiming key victories in the distance events against Florida and LSU.
All races can be followed live from the FINA website: