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Ana Karolina Oliveira

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Guarulhos, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She learnt to swim at age four and took up Para swimming in 2016.
Why this sport?
She swam as a child, but stopped for several years before being invited to try Para swimming at age 16. "As I had stopped training I was not sure how it would go, but I later discovered that I could have success in Para swimming. My life changed when I joined Para sport. People would understand me there. They would never say, 'Ana, you cannot do it'. It was quite the opposite. They always believed in me, [and said] that I could do anything I wanted."
Club / Team
Associacao Paradesportiva JR-SP: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Cristina Maria Heitzmann [personal]

General interest

Hobbies
Dancing. (Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2021)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Etiene Medeiros. (Instagram profile, 08 Jun 2021)
Impairment
She was born with an intellectual impairment. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019)