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Gabriel Melone de Oliveira

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Family
Wife Emyly
Residence
Praia Grande, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
He entered swimming after being inspired by the story of Brazilian Para swimmer Talisson Glock, who also lost his left arm and leg in a train accident. "I never imagined that my life would take this path. Swimming changed everything after my accident and now it is my life."
Club / Team
Praia Clube: Uberlândia, BRA
Name of coach
Alexandre Vieira [club]

General interest

Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Talisson Glock. (v9vitoriosa.com.br, 26 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (terceirotempo.bol.uol.com.br, 15 Mar 2019)
Impairment
His left arm and left leg were amputated after he was hit by a train in 2014 at age 15. (terceirotempo.bol.uol.com.br, 15 Mar 2019)