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Julia Weiss

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Family
Husband Julio Pistarini
Residence
São José, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Massage Therapist
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Massage Therapy, Physical Education - Santa Catarina State University [BRA] / SENAC Sao Paulo [BRA]

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2010.
Club / Team
Lira Tenis Clube: Florianópolis, BRA

General interest

Awards and honours
She received the 2010 Gustavo Kuerten Trophy for Best Para Sport Athlete in Santa Catarina, Brazil. (udesc.br, 04 Dec 2013)
Other sports
She has competed in Para rowing at club level in Brazil. (cefidimprensa.blogspot.com, 19 Feb 2011)
Famous relatives
Her husband Julio Pistarini has coached Para swimming in Brazil. (Julio Pistarini Facebook profile, 06 Apr 2017)
Impairment
Her left leg was amputated below the knee after she was involved in a traffic accident in 2008 in Florianopolis, Brazil. (Conforpes, 20 Oct 2015; dc.clicrbs.com.br, 05 Oct 2008)