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Erica Da Rosa Rodrigues

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Pontifical Catholic University of Parana: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three and began competing at age 16.
Why this sport?
Her parents took her to swimming classes after being recommended by her doctors.
Club / Team
Praia Clube: Uberlândia, BRA
Name of coach
Alexandre Vieira [club]; Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA

General interest

Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Daniel Dias. (scandalsports.com.br, 28 Dec 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not give up on your dreams, nothing is impossible when you want it." (scandalsports.com.br, 28 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. She also aspires to compete in Para triathlon events. (scandalsports.com.br, 28 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She was born without her left forearm and hand. (pucpr.br, 07 Dec 2016)