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Alex Viana

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Family
Wife Jaqueline Nogueira
Residence
Araraquara, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Araraquara: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three.
Club / Team
Fundesport: Araraquara, BRA
Name of coach
Alisson Alves da Silva [club], BRA; Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA

General interest

Injuries
He has suffered a broken nose during his career. He sustained the injury while getting out of the pool. (chill360.com.br, 07 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He carried the Olympic torch during the relay for the 2016 Olympic Games, after being selected by the city council of Araraquara, Brazil. (jornaloimparcial.com.br, 20 Jul 2016)

In 2014 he received a Sports Merit Medal from the local government in Araraquara, Brazil. (araraquara.sp.gov.br, 30 Jul 2014)
Impairment
He was born with congenital glaucoma. (g1.globo.com, 21 Jun 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He works as a volunteer at PARA DV, a non-governmental organisation for people with visual impairments based in Araraquara, Brazil. He has served as a physical education teacher and massage therapist at the institution. He has also worked as a musician for a religious organisation in Araraquara, Brazil. (portalmorada.com.br, 26 Apr 2018; Facebook profile, 26 Nov 2018)