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Nicknamed "Eric the Eel" by the media after the name first appeared in an ... at the 2000Summer Olympics when he swam his heat of the 100 m freestyle in 1: 52.72. ... other Equatoguinean swimmer at the Sydney Olympics, Paula Barila Bolopa, ... He did not take part in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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