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Pontal is a small peninsula and beach area in the Recreio dos Bandeirantes (or simply Recreio) neighborhood, located in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sporting Events[edit]

Athletics (race walk) and time trial cycling competitions will be held here during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Do Leme ao Pontal[edit]

Do Leme ao Pontal (From Leme to Pontal) is a song by Tim Maia that inspired Luiz Lima and others to swim an unprecedented 35 km from Leme beach to Pontal.

Successful Solo Crossings[edit]

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