Felipe Vila Real
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S14, SB14, SM14
Further personal information
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
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)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 22 Mar 2020)
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)
|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|
|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|