Joao Paulo Santiago Gregorine
Origin of Impairment
S6, SB5, SM6
Further personal information
Law - University of Southern Santa Caterina: Florianópolis, BRA
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 12.
Why this sport?
He practised handball and tennis before being introduced to swimming by a member of his club.
Club / Team
Associacao Florianopolitana de Deficientes Fisicos [Aflodef]: Florianópolis, BRA
He trains two hours a day, up to six days a week.
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Daniel Dias, Brazilian tennis player Gustavo Kuerten. (bcnoticias.com.br, 28 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
He carried the Paralympic torch on its way through Criciuma, Brazil, ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (engeplus.com.br, 20 Apr 2017)
His brother Felipe has played wheelchair handball at national level in Brazil. (bcnoticias.com.br, 28 Nov 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (bcnoticias.com.br, 28 Nov 2018)
He was born with myelomeningocele, a severe form of spina bifida. (sulinfoco.com.br, 18 Jul 2019; engeplus.com.br, 09 Aug 2018)