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Raquel Viel

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Vinhedo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Paulista University: Campinas, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age nine, and took up the sport competitively in 2008 in Vinhedo, Brazil.
Why this sport?
Swimming helped her to improve her coordination.
Club / Team
Associacao Paralimpica de Indaiatuba [ADI-APIN]: Brazil
Name of coach
Marcelo Hiroshi [club]; Leonardo Tomasello [national]

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (retratosbrasileiros.com, 28 Mar 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You must go after what you want. You have to fight to the end, every dream is possible when you have a goal." (retratosbrasileiros.com, 28 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 she received an acknowledgement from the municipal government of Vinhedo in Brazil. (gazetadeitupeva.com.br, 23 Aug 2015)
Impairment
A neurological condition affected the development of her eyesight. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-08-30 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-04 9999
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2012-09-05 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2012-09-05 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2012-09-08 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2015-07-14 14
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2015-07-15 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2015-07-15 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2015-07-17 10
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2015-07-18 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 1 2016-09-11 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2016-09-14 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2016-09-17 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2017-12-06 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2017-12-06 4