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Filipe Esteves

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He became a professional Para swimmer in 2011.
Why this sport?
He began to take the sport seriously during his rehabilitation after being hit by a car in 2009. "After my surgery I took some rest but after two months I returned to swimming as part of my rehab therapy because my injury was serious. However, my dream was bigger."
Club / Team
Praia Club: Uberlândia, BRA
Name of coach
Alexandre Vieira [club]; Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA

General interest

Injuries
In June 2017 he fractured his tibia and ankle when he was hit by a car. He underwent surgery and returned to competition in April 2018. (praiaclube.org.br, 16 Apr 2018; Instagram profile, 17 Jul 2017, 23 Jun 2017)

In September 2009 he was hit by a car and broke several bones. He underwent surgery and returned to competition five months later. (otempodigital.com.br, 15 Oct 2010; revistapublicitta.com.br, 13 Jan 2016)
Impairment
The optic nerve in his eye was damaged after he was infected with congenital toxoplasmosis while in his mother's womb. He has about 20% vision. (cpb.org.br, 10 Nov 2016)