These athletes include six-time London 2012 podium-topper and Brazilian superstar Daniel Dias, and Andre Brasil, who brought home three medals last year.
The Brazilian Paralympic Committee (BPC) has announced the members of the Brazilian team that will compete at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships, which will take place in Montreal, Canada, from 12-18 August.
Of the 25 athletes who will be competing in Montreal, 15 participated in the London 2012 Paralympic Games and 12 competed in the last World Championships in 2010, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
In London, the Brazilian team finished sixth in the medal standings, with 14 podium finishes (nine gold, four silver and one bronze). All of the medallists will be representing their country in Montreal.
These athletes include six-time London 2012 podium-topper and Brazilian superstar Daniel Dias, and Andre Brasil, who brought home three medals last year. Ten Brazilian swimmers will also be making their debut in Montreal.
At the last World Championships in 2010, the Brazilian team won a total of 26 medals - 14 gold, three silver and nine bronze. This result yielded Brazil a fifth place finish in the medal table overall.
Brazil’s participation in the Montreal World Championship will be funded by an agreement between the Brazilian Paralympic Committee and the Ministry of Sports. The partnership encompasses 15 different sports.
The 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships will feature 650 athletes from 60 countries and will be the biggest gathering of international swimmers since London 2012. Taking place in Montreal, Canada, the competition will run from 12-18 August.