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Joao Pedro Drumond Olivia

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2016.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to take up sports. He initially tried judo before switching to Para swimming. "At the Paralympic Games there is only judo for blind people, so I stayed with swimming."
Club / Team
Associacao para Integracao Esportiva do Deficiente Fisico [CIEDEF]: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA; Rogerio Kobel Nocentini [personal]

General interest

Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu. (globoesporte.globo.com, 23 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (globoesporte.globo.com, 23 Nov 2017)
Impairment
He was born without his left hand. (globoesporte.globo.com, 23 Nov 2017)