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Bruno Becker Da Silva

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2, SB1, SM2

Further personal information

Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming seriously in 2012.
Why this sport?
He decided to swim after his younger brother Marcelo's death from drowning at age 13. "Every time that I go to swim I think about my brother. He is an inspiration for my life. I wish he was here to be the right arm that I do not have."
Club / Team
Associacao Clube de Atletismo de Rio do Sul [ACARISUL]: Brazil
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello [national], BRA; Fabiano Quirino

General interest

Most influential person in career
His younger brother Marcelo. (agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br, 30 Aug 2019)
Injuries
He sustained injuries in 2020 that interupted his training schedule. (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 08 Jan 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2019 and 2017 he was named Male Para Athlete of the Year and received the Gustavo Kuerten Trophy of Excellence in Sport at the Santa Catarina Sports Gala in Brazil. (sc.gov.br, 03 Dec 2019; esportealtovale.com.br, 11 Apr 2018; Facebook profile, 01 Dec 2017)

In 2018 he received the Outstanding Young Person Award from the Rio do Sul Junior Chamber International in Brazil. (natacaoemriodosul.wordpress.com, 18 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (esportealtovale.com.br, 12 Jan 2021)
Impairment
He was born with phocomelia, which has resulted in impairments to his legs and right arm. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019; atalanta.sc.gov.br, 26 Aug 2015)
Other information
MOVE TO SAO PAULO
His Para swimming club in Santa Catarina, Brazil was damaged by a cyclone in June 2020 and he decided to move to Sao Paulo, Brazil to train at the National Paralympic Centre. "I want to be competitive and to be ready for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, so I feel I need to stay in Sao Paulo indefinitely to aim for a medal, which is my big dream." (esportealtovale.com.br, 12 Jan 2021; olimpiadatododia.com.br, 08 Jan 2021)