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Carlos Farrenberg

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Family
Wife Tatyana Braga, daughter Gabriela [2015]
Residence
Santos, BRA
Languages
Portuguese, English
Higher education
Physical Education - Santa Cecilia University : Santos, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1987 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He took up Para swimming at age 24.
Why this sport?
He learned to swim for safety reasons. He was initially introduced to goalball during his time at university before switching to Para swimming.
Club / Team
Santa Cecilia University [Unisanta]: Santos, BRA
Name of coach
Gerson Pazian [club]

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Brazil

General interest

Nicknames
Carlao (bestswim.com.br, 24 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in S13 100 freestyle at the 2009 Short Course World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (PPC Personal Physical Care YouTube channel, 10 Apr 2021)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo Filho, US surfer Kelly Slater. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015, 21 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of congenital toxoplasmosis. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019; brasil2016.gov.br, 15 Sep 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT PLANS
In 2019 he revealed that he planned to retire after the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He hopes to work as lecturer in the field of sport and physical education. "Retiring won't be easy. My course of study was fundamental because it has brought me this possibility of Para sport. I found myself in physical education professionally, so much so that when I finish my career as an athlete I intend to work in the field." (unisanta.br, 19 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-01 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-01 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-02 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-04 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2012-09-07 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-15 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2013-08-15 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2013-08-18 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-18 7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-13 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-13 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-18 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-14 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2016-09-14 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-16 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-16 5