Pereira is an established swim star for Brazil, having competed in three Olympics and winning a silver in the 400 medley in 2012. In addition, he is the former world record holder in the 200 i.m. In Toronto at this year's Pan Am Games, he hauled in three golds, one silver, and one bronze to break the record. This, despite a shock disqualification in his favorite, the 400 i.m.
With Rio 2016 around the corner, he'll likely be one of the star faces for the home nation. And I imagine there's a great chance to see some more power races from him then. In the meantime, parabens, Thiago!