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Ivo Rocha

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB5, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Santa Maria da Feira, POR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Banking, Insurance - Higher Institute of Entre Douro and Vouga [ISVOUGA]: Santa Maria da Feira, POR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2009 in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to stay healthy and to pursue his dream of becoming an international athlete. "I love sports and besides I could do it very close to home."
Club / Team
Feira Viva Cultura e Desporto [FVCD]: Santa Maria da Feira, POR
Name of coach
Carla Cardoso, POR, from 2010
Training Regime
He trains 25 hours per week.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Playing and watching sports, going to the cinema, walking, discovering new places. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Meeting the qualification standard for the 2020 Paralympic Games and winning bronze in SB5 100m breaststroke at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021; wos-chlorus.com, 24 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
His brother, and coach Carla Cardoso. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021; Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You must overcome yourself to try to reach as high as possible." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Swimmer of the S1-S10 categories for the 2018/19 season by Portugal's Central and Northern Swimming Association [ANCNP]. (Facebook page, 23 Feb 2020)

He was presented with a gold medal by the Portuguese Swimming Federation at the 2019 Swimming Gala in Portimao, Portugal. (fpnatacao.pt, 19 Oct 2019)

In 2018 he was named Male Para Athlete of the Year in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. (feiraviva.com, 18 Apr 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2015-07-14 13
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
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final 1 2017-12-03 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2017-12-05 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2017-12-05 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2017-12-07 9999