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Italo Pereira

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2010 in Goiania, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport following medical advice. He was also inspired by watching Brazilian Para swimmer Clodoaldo Silva. "The doctor always told me to go to physiotherapy, but it was too boring. So he gave me the choice between swimming or physiotherapy and I chose swimming."

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Brazil
Location
England

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S7 100m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of rubella during his mother's pregnancy. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019; Athlete, 02 Dec 2017; agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br, 08 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2012-08-30 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-06 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-12 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2013-08-15 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2013-08-15 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2013-08-16 11
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final 1 2013-08-18 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2015-07-13 13
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2015-07-18 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2015-07-19 15
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2016-09-08 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2016-09-09 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2016-09-14 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2016-09-16 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2017-12-02 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2017-12-04 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2017-12-05 1