Claudia Santos

Rowing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
PR1

Further personal information

Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para rowing in 2007.
Why this sport?
She originally took up swimming before coach Jose Paulo Sabadini de Lima encouraged her to switch to rowing.
Club / Team
Esporte Clube Pinheiros: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Guilherme Soares [national], BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Woodworking, sculpturing. (worldrowing.com, 18 Jun 2016)
Injuries
In 2010 she underwent surgery to remove her uterus, which had changed position due to the strain of the sport. (uniritteresporte.uniritter.edu.br, 28 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The formula is 20% of strength, 20% of technique, 20% of pain and 40% of will." (boaforma.abril.com.br, 22 Oct 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Para Rower of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]. (paralympic.org, 02 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She was hit by a car in 2000, which resulted in the amputation of her right leg. (boaforma.abril.com.br, 22 Oct 2016; pocosja.com.br, 17 Mar 2016)

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