Ercilio Ribeiro Filho

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9

Further personal information

Family
Wife Letizia
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Teacher
Languages
Portuguese

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

General interest

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)
Other sports
He competes in international Para CrossFit competitions. (assiscity.com, 22 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He was born without his right forearm. (faapjornalismomultimidia.wordpress.com, 26 Feb 2013)