Carlos Alberto Lopes Maciel
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB8, SM8
Further personal information
Wife Patricia Bento
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Morada Nova, Brazil. He had got involved in Para athletics in 2005 before moving on to Para triathlon and then Para swimming.
Why this sport?
"I was curious to know what my class was in swimming. Soon after, I broke my first Brazilian record in the 100m butterfly so I decided to keep going."
Club / Team
Associacao Cearense do Esporte Adaptado [ACEA]: Brazil
Beto, Betao (Facebook page, 11 Dec 2016; betoparatleta.blogspot.com.es, 10 Jan 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 Para Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Programa Especial, 09 Aug 2016)
He represented Brazil in Para triathlon at the 2013 World Championships in London, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Apr 2017)
At age 12 he lost his right arm in an accident involving a rice grinder. (betoparatleta.blogspot.com.es, 10 Jan 2012)
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8||Heat 1||2012-09-01||6|
|Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts||Final Round||2012-09-08||7|
|Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts||Heat 1||2012-09-08||4|