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Mariana Ribeiro



Impairment information

S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Uberlândia, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10, and returned to the sport as a Para swimmer in 2013 after several years of treatment for her condition.
Why this sport?
"Swimming gave me so much. I grew. With the sport, I became a person much more mature and resilient. Swimming showed me that I am capable of doing things I could not even imagine."
Club / Team
Associacao Capixaba Paraolimpica de Desporto: Vitória, BRA
Name of coach
Leonardo Miglinas

General interest

Mari (Facebook profile, 27 Feb 2019)
She underwent surgery in late 2020 to diminish the intercranial pressure and other symptoms of Arnold Chiari syndrome. She was supposed to rest for three months, but returned to training after one month. (, 08 Apr 2020)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 08 Apr 2020)
At age 14 she was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari syndrome, a condition that affects the brain and nervous system. Her symptoms include loss of balance, coordination and strength, as well as a drop in blood pressure and cloudy vision. (, 25 Apr 2016)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-09 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-09 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-13 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-15 7