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Joana Maria Silva

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB5, SM5

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Janilly Victoria
Other names
Joana Neves
Residence
Natal, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2001 at the Tutubarao Swimming School in Natal, Brazil.
Why this sport?
Doctors encouraged her to start swimming as a way of improving her health. "I liked the sport and identified with it."
Club / Team
Vasco da Gama: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Name of coach
Rodrigo Villar [club], BRA

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Greece

General interest

Nicknames
Joaninha, Peixinho (folha.uol.com.br, 18 May 2016; Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze and breaking the Americas record in the S5 100m freestyle at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her daughter, and her parents. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017, 19 Jul 2015)
Injuries
She was unable to train during the first half of 2018 due to hernia surgery. (edeniagarcia.com, 14 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2016 she was named Best Para Swimmer at the Best Swimming awards in Brazil. (natacaopotiguar.blogspot.com, 01 Jan 2017; tribunadonorte.com.br, 06 Jan 2016)
Impairment
She was born with achondroplasia, a condition that affects bone growth. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017; folha.uol.com.br, 18 May 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 4
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 1
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-08-30 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-08-30 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 1 2012-08-31 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 2012-08-31 6
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-09-01 6
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-01 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2012-09-07 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-08 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-09-08 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2013-08-12 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2013-08-12 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-13 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final 1 2013-08-15 9999
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 2 2013-08-15 4
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final 1 2013-08-16 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-17 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2013-08-17 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-18 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2013-08-18 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2015-07-15 4
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2015-07-15 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2015-07-16 5
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2015-07-16 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2015-07-17 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2015-07-17 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2015-07-19 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2015-07-19 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2016-09-08 6
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2016-09-10 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-15 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2016-09-17 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-02 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2017-12-02 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2017-12-03 6
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2017-12-03 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2017-12-05 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-05 2
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-06 6
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2017-12-07 9999