Mexico City 2017: Brazil name swimming team

Daniel Dias headlines Brazil’s World Championships squad. 11 Aug 2017
A swimmer swims

Daniel Dias left the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships with seven golds from seven races.

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By NPC Brazil

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Brazil has announced 18 athletes who will compete at the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City from 30 September – 6 October.

Ten of the swimmers will look to build off their podium success from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, including multi-Paralympic and world champion Daniel Dias. Brazil’s most decorated Paralympian will aim to defend the seven gold medals from the 2015 edition held in Glasgow, Great Britain: 50m backstroke S5, 50m butterfly S5, 50m freestyle S5, 100m breaststroke SB4, 100m freestyle S5, 200m freestyle S5 and 4x50m freestyle relay 20 points.

Dias will be joined by fellow Paralympian Andre Brasil, who enters as reigning champion in the 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle S10.

The complete roster can be found on NPC Brazil’s website

Brazil sent 23 athletes to Glasgow 2015 and finished fourth overall in the medals table, with 11 gold, eight silver and four bronze medals.