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Joao Pina

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2

Further personal information

Residence
Odivelas, Lisboa, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven in Loures, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport after receiving medical advice.
Club / Team
GesLoures: Portugal
Name of coach
Carlos Mota [club], POR, from 2009
Training Regime
He trains up to six times a week.

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Portugal
Location
Sheffield, ENG

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends. (fpnatacao.pt, 26 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always hits the start block three times before the start of a race. (Athlete, 17 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work gets results." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Impairment
He has Dejerine–Sottas syndrome, which affects his nerves and muscles. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2013-08-12 12
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2013-08-14 11
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2013-08-15 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-16 7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2015-07-14 8
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 2015-07-18 9
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 2015-07-19 10