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Laila Suzigan Garcia

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Family
Husband Luiz Matheus Abate
Other names
Laila Suzigan Garcia
Residence
Uberlândia, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Nutrition - Pythagoras Faculty: Uberlândia, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming regularly at age seven.
Why this sport?
She took up swimming as rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Praia Clube: Uberlândia, BRA
Name of coach
Alexandre Silva Vieira [club], BRA

General interest

Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Daniel Dias, Brazilian footballer Neymar. (webradiocidadamuriae.minhawebradio.net, 25 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in what you are fighting for before entering battle." (Facebook page, 07 Aug 2017)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraparesis at age six after she started losing balance while she was walking. The condition causes weakness in the legs. (cpb.org.br, 05 Apr 2020; globoplay.globo.com, 07 Sep 2019)
Other information
BOOK
Her life story featured in a 2019 book called 'Guerreiras: Historias de Mulheres Para-atletas Nunca Antes Contadas' [Warriors: The Stories of Female Para athletes That Have Never Been Told]. The book documented the stories of five female Para athletes from Uberlandia, Brazil. (globoesporte.globo.com, 08 Jan 2019)