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Camille Cruz

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Nutrition

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four, and started taking the sport seriously at age 14.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport as a form of rehabilitation for her hip.
Club / Team
Vasco da Gama: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Name of coach
Livia Prates [club]; Felipe Silva [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Dancing. (esporte.ig.com.br, 31 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (recordtv.r7.com, 22 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (tips4life.com.br, 09 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (paralympic.org, 25 Apr 2018)
Impairment
She was born without a shinbone in her right leg, which resulted in the limb being amputated. (globoesporte.globo.com, 28 Oct 2017; camillerodrigues.blogspot.com, 27 Sep 2013)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
She is a dance enthusiast, and has performed in a video clip with Brazilian singer Lucas Lucco. She hopes to have a career in dance once she has finished competing in swimming. "I want to study dance so that one day I can open my own dance studio. I love dancing, it gives me such great energy. I feel that I can empower impaired people to believe they can do whatever they want to." (recordtv.r7.com, 22 Dec 2018; cpb.org.br, 06 Aug 2018; paralympic.org, 25 Apr 2018; globoesporte.globo.com, 06 Apr 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2013-08-12 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2013-08-12 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2013-08-13 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2013-08-13 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 2013-08-18 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2013-08-18 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-09 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2016-09-12 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-13 6
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-15 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2016-09-16 4