Erica Da Rosa Rodrigues
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB8, SM9
Further personal information
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
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)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. She also aspires to compete in Para triathlon events. (scandalsports.com.br, 28 Dec 2016)
She was born without her left forearm and hand. (pucpr.br, 07 Dec 2016)