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Gabriel Cristiano Silva de Sousa

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011 in Guaruja, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed surfing, and was encouraged to try swimming to improve his movement in the water.
Club / Team
Associacao Paradesportiva da Baixada Santista [APBS]: Guarujá, BRA
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Bigao [because he had a big belly button when he was a child], Biel [a shortened version of his name Gabriel]. (roberta-caprile.blogspot.com.br, 15 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho Gaucho. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He lost his left arm in a train accident at age nine. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019; santaportal.com.br, 20 Jul 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2016-09-09 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2016-09-16 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2017-12-03 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2017-12-04 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2017-12-04 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2017-12-06 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2017-12-06 7