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Emanuel Goncalves

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Funchal, POR
Languages
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Madeira: Funchal, POR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He began swimming following medical advice.
Club / Team
Clube Naval do Funchal: Portugal
Name of coach
Nunu Franco [club], POR

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Portugal
Location
Brno, CZE

General interest

Nicknames
Sergeant (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2013)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nuno Franco. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2013)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I want, I can, I achieve." (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Awards and honours
He received the 2012 Young Promise Award from the Sports Confederation of Portugal. (cdnacional.pt, 16 Nov 2012)
Other sports
His cousin Carno Andrade has been a Portuguese national champion in athletics. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives
He has competed in para-triathlon at national level. (triatlomadeira.com, 05 May 2014)
Impairment
At age six he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome [GBS], an auto-immune condition affecting the peripheral nervous system. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2010; ocaminhoeofim.blogspot.co.uk, 08 Oct 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heats 15
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 28
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heats 12
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heats 15
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5,000 m Open Water S10 Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2013-08-13 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-13 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 2013-08-15 9