Seal Beach, CA - January 11, 2022 - TYR Sport Signs Brazilian CrossFit Athlete, Guilherme Malheiros.
Hailing from Brazil, Guilherme Malheiros was introduced to CrossFit as a 15-year-old and quickly found his passion for the sport. In his first CrossFit Games appearance, Malheiros battled to a second-place finish in the teenage division. Aging up into the men's division and qualifying for the Games is no easy task, yet in 2019 he did just that – placing 48th overall. Malheiros then returned to Madison, Wisconsin, and did the unthinkable when he claimed three individual events in 2021. His electric performance skyrocketed him up the leaderboard, awarding him as 2021's Most Improved Athlete and the 7th Fittest Athlete in the World.
“It is truly unbelievable to have the chance to work with a company who wants to listen to my ideas and develop products together. I knew TYR was new to the CrossFit space, but when I saw their vision, and how much I was going to be a part of it, it was an easy choice for me. TYR is here to stay and I am excited to be a part of the family!”
As a member of Team TYR, Malheiros will join sponsored athletes including Olympic Medalists Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte, Lilly King, and Michael Andrew, as well as CrossFit Games athletes Noah Ohlsen, Travis Mayer, and Emma Cary.
“We are thrilled to welcome Guilherme as a TYR athlete,” said Matt Dilorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport. “His talent is electric and we are confident that he will be a force that can compete for the top of the podium."
Since its inception three decades ago, TYR Sport has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands. Founded in Huntington Beach, California, the American company has garnered industry success for major technologies including the celebrated Venzo technical suit. Today, TYR has become synonymous with the most groundbreaking athletes in swimming and continues to be the choice of champions.
Named for TYR the Norse god of valor and sacrifice, we're a company built on commitment and discipline. We've been pushing the limits of innovation to propel athletes to their absolute best for over 35 years. Whether it's personal records or world championships, we have the hard-earned hardware to back it up.