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Jose Luiz Perdigao Maia

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine at the Instituto Benjamin Constant [IBC] in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Club / Team
Gremio Nautico Uniao [GNU]: Porto Alegre, BRA
Name of coach
Ana Paula Longoni Brandao [personal]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Brazil

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named Most Efficient Male Athlete and Most Efficient Young Male Athlete at the 2018 National Championships in Brazil. (esporte.gov.br, 22 Oct 2018)
Impairment
His vision impairment was caused by congenital glaucoma. He had 20% vision until he was age nine, but at that point he lost the remainder of his sight after he was hit in the eye by a toy. (cpb.org.br, 25 May 2014)