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Leticia Freitas

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
São Bernardo do Campo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Methodist University of Sao Paulo: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 11.
Why this sport?
Her potential was noticed by a coach. "In 2006 I was invited to participate in a competition for the visually impaired. I got a medal and felt the excitement of competing, and having my family and friends cheering. The fact of knowing that you are representing your club or your country is a great emotion, and that is why I began and still continue."
Club / Team
Clube Movimento de Expansao Social Catolica [MESC]: São Bernardo do Campo, BRA
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [personal]
Training Regime
She trains six days a week. Her sessions consist of up to three hours in the pool and an hour of strength work in the gym.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Brazil

General interest

Nicknames
Lele (Facebook profile, 21 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What motivates me most is climbing to the top of the podium and knowing that you've done your job." (uol.com.br, 25 Oct 2016)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at age 11. The condition has reduced her degree of vision. (uol.com.br, 25 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-01 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-02 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2013-08-14 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-15 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2013-08-15 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-16 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2013-08-18 9