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Felipe Marinho de Oliveira

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Family
Children Sophia [2001], David [2009] and Esther [2011]
Residence
Belo Horizonte, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Lecturer
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Economics - Minas Gerais Federal University: Brazil

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
In 2005 he was advised to take up sports to improve his physical condition. "I felt pain in all my body. I used to weight 98kg. I was advised by a doctor to practise swimming."
Club / Team
CIA Athletica Aspacam: Belo Horizonte, BRA

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (otempo.com.br, 28 Mar 2019)
Impairment
He became blind following a car accident in 1991. (eficienciaespecial.blogspot.com, 08 Jul 2011)
Other information
FOURTH TIME LUCKY
He wanted to compete at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016 but was not selected. He hopes to fulfil his Paralympic dream in Tokyo in 2020. "In previous years I have been called up to the national team, only to see my performances dip. Now I am focused on the Paralympics in 2020." (otempo.com.br, 28 Mar 2019)