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Diego Hypólito

Diego Hypólito

Brazilian gymnast and the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the floor exercise

Career

Hypólito began gymnastics at the age of seven, following in his older sister's footsteps. He won the floor exercise event in the children's division at the Brazilian National Championships in 1997 and was the all-around junior National Champion in 2001.

By the age of 21, Hypólito had competed in five World Gymnastics Championships, in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. A floor exercise specialist, he qualified for the FX event finals in all five competitions, placing fifth in 2002, fourth in 2003, earning the gold medal in 2005, the silver medal in 2006, and the gold again in 2007. With his 2005 win, Hypólito became the first male South American gymnast to medal at Worlds.

In the spring of 2008, Hypólito contracted dengue fever. However, he was able to recover and resume training in time to compete at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where he was Brazil's only MAG representative. In the preliminary round of competition, he performed on floor and vault, and qualified to the floor event final in first place with a score of 15.950. In the floor finals, he fell on his last tumbling pass to finish the meet in 6th place.

Hypólito was one of three male Brazilians in artistic gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but he was eliminated during the qualification stage. However, in the 2016 Summer Olympics, held in his home country, he finished fourth in qualification for the floor exercise, and won a silver medal in the individual event final.

Timeline

June 19, 1986
Diego Hypólito was born in Santo André.

Patents

Further Resources

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[Full HD] Diego Hypolito (BRA) FX EF World Cup Cottbus 2016

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April 2, 2016

Diego HYPOLITO (BRA) floor - 2005 Melbourne worlds EF

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July 21, 2016

Diego HYPOLITO (BRA) floor - 2005 Melbourne worlds EF

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July 21, 2016

Diego Hypolito (BRA) FX EF World Cup São Paulo 2016

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May 21, 2016

Diego Hypolito BRA - Solo @ Rio 2007

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July 15, 2020

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