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Felipe Vila Real

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Indaiatuba, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three and started participating in competitions at age five.
Why this sport?
He suffered from allergies as a child, and it was recommended by a doctor that he took up swimming to help combat them.
Club / Team
Associacao Paraolimpica De Indaiatuba [APIN]: Brazil

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Make sure you are planting today what you want to harvest tomorrow." (Facebook page, 15 Apr 2021)
Awards and honours
He was selected to carry the Olympic torch through Indaiatuba, Brazil ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (osantarritense.com.br, 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 22 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He had an impairment to his head when he was born and then underwent surgery, which affected the intellectual area of his brain. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2016-09-08 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2016-09-11 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 2016-09-11 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2016-09-14 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2016-09-17 6
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2017-12-04 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2017-12-05 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2017-12-06 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2017-12-06 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S14 Final 1 2017-12-07 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S14 Heat 2 2017-12-07 4