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Gino Caetano

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Aveiro, POR
Occupation
Physiotherapist
Languages
English, German, Portuguese
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Aveiro: Portugal

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2000.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as a form of physical therapy.
Club / Team
Clube dos Galitos: Aveiro, POR
Name of coach
Elio Dinis Terrivel [club]

General interest

Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He was presented with a silver medal by the Portuguese Swimming Federation at the 2019 Swimming Gala in Portimao, Portugal. (fpnatacao.pt, 19 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He was born with a malformation to his right leg. (record.xl.pt, 20 Aug 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a qualified physiotherapist, and worked as part of the Portuguese delegation at the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. He has also worked as a physiotherapist at the Clube dos Galitos in Aveiro, Portugal. (galitos.pt, 02 Aug 2018; Instagram profile, 03 Aug 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2013-08-13 9
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2013-08-17 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final 1 2013-08-17 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-17 8
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 8
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-18 10