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Patricia Pereira dos Santos

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Family
Sons Jose Leonardo and Wallaf
Residence
Brazil
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para swimming in 2009 in Espirito Santo, Brazil.
Why this sport?
She played football when she was younger, and she wanted to remain active after her accident. She first took up wheelchair basketball before moving on to swimming. "I wanted to learn how to swim and it later became my passion."
Club / Team
Nauru Brasilia: Brazil
Name of coach
Antonio Luiz Duarte Candido [personal]

International debut

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

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 20 points mixed 4x50m freestyle relay at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 05 Sep 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her first coach Fairo Brasil. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always persist, never desist." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2021 she received the Jose de Anchieta Fontana Award from the legislative assembly of Espirito Santo state in Brazil. (al.es.gov.br, 09 Dec 2021)
Impairment
In 2002 she was shot in the neck during a robbery at her workplace. Her injuries resulted in quadriplegia. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019; Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other information
SANCTION
In May 2020 she was suspended for one year by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] after she tested positive for the banned substances hydrochlorothiazide and metabolite, and SARM LGD-4033 [Ligandrol] and metabolite, during the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. She was ineligible to compete until August 2020, and she was stripped of the two medals she won at the 2019 Parapan American Games. (paralympic.org, 05 May 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2016-09-09 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2016-09-14 4
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2016-09-14 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-17 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2016-09-17 6
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2017-12-04 2
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2017-12-05 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2017-12-06 4
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2017-12-07 9999