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ESTEVES André Brasil
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthRio de Janeiro, BRA
Height1.83 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SM10
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese, English
Higher education
Physiotherapy - IBMR: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six months with his parents. He took up the sport seriously after watching Canadian swimmer Benoit Huot compete at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens.
Why this sport?
Doctors recommended that he start swimming.
Club / Team
Esporte Clube Pinheiros [ECP]: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello [national], BRA; Felipe Domingues [personal]
Training Regime
He has training sessions six days a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Durban, RSA
General Interest
Nicknames
Perninha (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Hobbies
Playing with his son Leonardo, going to the beach, watching films. (andrebrasil.com, 18 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Canadian Para swimmer Benoit Huot, Brazilian Para swimmer Clodoaldo Silva, and his parents. (ParalympicSportTV, 25 Aug 2012; Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Clodoaldo Silva, Brazilian swimmer Gustavo Borges. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Injuries
In 2014 doctors discovered he had five hernias. He required nine months of rehabilitation and also worked with a psychologist to put the injury into perspective. (folha.uol.com.br, 28 Aug 2016; paralympic.org, 03 Jun 2015)

He missed three months of competition in 2007 after suffering from tendinopathy in both shoulders. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard or go home." (paralympic.org, 03 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Brazil at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (globoesporte.globo.com, 10 Nov 2011)
Impairment
The impairment to his left leg is a result of the effects of a polio vaccine as a child. His left leg is five centimetres shorter than his right. (andrebrasil.com, 18 Sep 2016; folha.uol.com.br, 28 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 50m Freestyle S10 23.61
1 2008 100m Freestyle S10 51.38
1 2008 400m Freestyle S10 4:05.84
4 2008 100m Backstroke S10 1:03.63
1 2008 100m Butterfly S10 56.47
2 2008 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:14.20
4 2008 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:55.78
8 2008 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:40.01
2 2012 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:12.36
1 2012 50m Freestyle S10 23.16
1 2012 100m Butterfly S10 56.35
4 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:55.63
2 2012 100m Backstroke S10 1:00.11
4 2012 400m Freestyle S10 4:11.23
1 2012 100m Freestyle S10 51.07
7 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:28.50 Q
4 2016 50m Freestyle S10 23.78
4 2016 100m Backstroke S10 59.55 
3 2016 100m Butterfly S10 56.50 
2 2016 100m Freestyle S10 51.37 
7 2016 400m Freestyle S10 4:11.12
2 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:48.98
3 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:17.51 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2006 50m Freestyle S10 24.36
1 2006 100m Freestyle S10 52.61
1 2006 400m Freestyle S10 4:08.46
1 2006 100m Butterfly S10 58.00
3 2006 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:19.61
3 2006 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:07.44
6 2006 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:45.40
1 2010 100m Butterfly S10 55.99
2 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:53.79
2 2010 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:13.20
1 2010 100m Freestyle S10 50.87
1 2010 400m Freestyle S10 4:05.95
1 2010 50m Freestyle S10 23.53
1 2010 100m Backstroke S10 1:00.55
5 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:35.86
1 2013 100m Freestyle S10 51.57
2 2013 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:13.19
2 2013 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:51.64
1 2013 100m Butterfly S10 56.76
2 2013 100m Backstroke S10 1:00.44
1 2013 50m Freestyle S10 23.37
5 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:23.61
1 2015 50m Freestyle S10 23.20
1 2015 100m Backstroke S10 59.95
2 2015 100m Butterfly S10 56.67
2 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:51.44
1 2015 100m Freestyle S10 51.15
1 2017 100m Backstroke S10 1:01.57
2 2017 50m Freestyle S10 24.14
1 2017 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:10.30
1 2017 100m Freestyle S10 52.60
1 2017 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:19.76
1 2017 400m Freestyle S10 4:19.10
1 2017 100m Butterfly S10 57.90
1 2017 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:32.23
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
1 2009 100m Backstroke S10 57.29
1 2009 100m Butterfly S10 54.76
1 2009 100m Freestyle S10 48.70
1 2009 100m Individual Medley SM10 57.68
1 2009 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:04.05
1 2009 400m Freestyle S10 3:54.57
1 2009 50m Freestyle S10 22.44
2 2009 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points SC 3:48.63
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 400m Freestyle S10 4:13.34
1 2016 100m Freestyle S10 52.17
2 2016 50m Freestyle S10 23.84
2 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:53.25
3 2016 100m Butterfly S10 58.33
3 2016 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:16.01
1 2016 100m Backstroke S10 1:01.34