Andre Brasil23 May 1984 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - Silver: 100m freestyle and 4 x 100m freestyle relay 34 points; Bronze: 100m butterfly and 4 x 100m medley relay 34 points
- 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships - Gold: 50m and 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke; Silver: 100m freestyle and 4 x 100m freestyle relay 34 points
- 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships - Gold: 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 50m freestyle; Silver: 100m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 4 x 100m freestyle relay 34 points
- London 2012 Paralympic Games - Gold: 100m butterfly, 50m & 100m freestyle; Silver: 100m backstroke & 200m medley
- Beijing 2008 Paralympics - Gold: 50m, 100m & 400m freestyle, 100m butterfly; Silver: 200m individual medley
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Brasil, an S10 swimmer, made his international debut at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championship in Durban, South Africa, where he was top of the podium in all four individual events he took part in. He also won two bronze medals as a member of the relay team.
He was Brazil's flag bearer at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, an event he won six gold medals at.
At the London 2012 Paralympic Games he won three gold medals and two silvers, whilst he also broke the world record in the 50m freestyle.
His philosophy is that nothing in life comes easy and you have to have faith and work hard to become whatever you want.
At Toronto 2015, Brasil left with six gold medals to become the second most decorated athlete. At the Worlds his record as one of the most formidable swimmers remained intact, winning three titles with two Championship records in the 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke.
At his home Paralympics at Rio 2016, Brasil delighted the home crowds by stepping onto the podium no less than four times. He revelled in the admiration and was part of two relay teams that claimed medals in exciting duels with Ukraine and China.
He will get the chance to continue the great legacy left in the Americas by Rio 2016 at the Mexico City 2017 World Championships in September.
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