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Ronaldo Santos

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Family
Wife Marcia Preta Bispo
Residence
Salvador, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2000.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by a friend.
Club / Team
Associacao Paraolimpica de Indaiatuba: Brazil
Name of coach
Antonio Candido [club]

General interest

Nicknames
Ronne (Facebook profile, 24 Mar 2017)
Hobbies
Frescobol [a racket sport played at the beach in Brazil]. (Facebook profile, 24 Mar 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You only win if you practise." (Athlete, 31 Aug 2010)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness at age one. (gazetaesportiva.net, 14 Nov 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 3 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2012-08-30 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-03 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-06 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-12 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2013-08-15 9