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Maiara Regina Pereira Barreto

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB3, SM3

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Model, Pharmacist
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Pharmacy - University of Sao Paulo: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five. She took up Para swimming in 2009 after her motorcycle accident.
Why this sport?
"Swimming helped me get back into a routine, to do things independently. It helped a lot."
Club / Team
Instituto Mara Gabrilli: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Fabiano Quirino [personal]

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with her dog Zeus, origami. (Instagram profile, 16 Jun 2021; CPB Facebook profile, 25 Dec 2020; revistahec.com.br, 17 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Universidade Veiga de Almeida YouTube channel, 01 Nov 2021)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Fabiola Molina. (Universidade Veiga de Almeida YouTube channel, 01 Nov 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Whatever your dream, get started. Boldness has genius, power and magic." (Facebook page, 02 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games in 2024 and 2028. (CPB Facebook profile, 25 Dec 2020)
Impairment
She has quadriplegia as the result of a motorcycle accident in 2009. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019; globoesporte.globo.com, 16 Aug 2016; thaylablog.wordpress.com, 11 Apr 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has worked as a pharmacist in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and as a model for photo shoots and fashion shows. (LinkedIn profile, 16 Feb 2021; jogandojuntos.com.br, 10 Aug 2016; revistapress.com.br, 02 Sep 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2016-09-08 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2016-09-08 8
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2016-09-10 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2016-09-10 7