Gabriel Cristiano Silva de Sousa
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB8, SM8
Further personal information
São Paulo, BRA
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
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)
He lost his left arm in a train accident at age nine. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019; santaportal.com.br, 20 Jul 2016)
|Men's 100 m Butterfly S8||Heat 2||2016-09-09||6|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S8||Heat 1||2016-09-16||5|
|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|