Ercilio Ribeiro Filho
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Athlete, Sports Teacher
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
When he was age 16 a friend invited him to take up swimming lessons. "I used to play basketball, and the pool was right next to the court. Once I started swimming, I never looked back."
Club / Team
Associacao Paradesportivos de Indaiatuba [BRA] / Secretaria Municipal de Esportes de Assis [BRA]:
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA
Awards and honours
He received an award for sporting merit from the city council of Assis, Brazil, as the best male Para swimmer in 2015 and 2016. (Facebook profile, 07 Dec 2016; assis.sp.gov.br, 17 Dec 2015)
He competes in international Para CrossFit competitions. (assiscity.com, 22 Jun 2017)
He was born without his right forearm. (faapjornalismomultimidia.wordpress.com, 26 Feb 2013)