Gabriela Cantagallo

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Family
Husband Marcel
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
Her doctor encouraged her to take up the sport.
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national]

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro

General interest

Nicknames
Gabi (guilhermederrico.wordpress.com, 17 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is too short to waste time hating." (Facebook profile, 22 Mar 2015)
Impairment
She was born without her left forearm. (guarulhosweb.com.br, 15 Nov 2009)
Other information
SUSPENSION
In October 2013 she was banned for eight months by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB] after testing positive for the banned substance methylhexanamine. The suspension was backdated to June 2013 and she returned to competition in March the following year. (cpb.org.br, 07 Oct 2013)