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Ivanildo Vasconcelos

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Family
Wife Luciana, daughter Larissa
Residence
Jaboatão, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-triathlon ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Why this sport?
Previously a para-swimmer, he discovered his main event was not part of the programme for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Club / Team
Clube Atletico Paraolimpico Pernambucano [CAPP]: Recife, BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Ivan, Nido (Athlete, 31 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 31 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian footballer Romario. (Athlete, 31 Aug 2010)
Other sports
He has represented Brazil in para-swimming and won gold medals in the 4x50m relay at the 2006 and 2010 world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Mar 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness at age four. (cpb.org.br, 28 Feb 2015)
Other information
FROM SWIMMING TO TRIATHLON
Previously an international para-swimmer, he announced he would attempt to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in para-triathlon. He made the decision after discovering the 200m medley, his main event, would not be included in the programme. "I initially got involved in sport through athletics and I have an advantage over my rivals in swimming. What I have to train for is the bike. I am confident that I can get a place in Rio de Janeiro." (cpb.org.br, 28 Feb 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heats 15
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 7
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heats 10
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 2 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 6
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley S1-6 Final Round 6
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle S1-6 Final Round 6
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle S1-6 Heats 8
Men's 200 m Medley SM5 Final Round 9999
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heats 9
Men's 200 m Freestyle S6 Heats 14
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heats 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley Open Final Round 9999
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heats 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heats 9
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Medley SM5 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Medley SM5 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2012-08-30 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 2012-09-04 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 2 2012-09-04 5