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Ruan Felipe Lima de Souza

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Uberlândia, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - Superior School of Administration, Marketing and Communication [ESAMC]: Uberlândia, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
Doctors encouraged him to take up the sport. "It was the only thing I could do."
Club / Team
Praia Clube: Uberlândia, BRA
Name of coach
Alexandre Vieira [club], BRA

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Games
Location
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His godmother. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Gustavo Borges, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017; v9vitoriosa.com.br, 26 Mar 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To give my best in everything in life." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Impairment
At age 11 he was hit by a car while he was riding his bicycle. He sustained an injury to his left leg and has 20% motion and strength in his left ankle. (cpb.org.br, 26 Apr 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2016-09-08 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2017-12-05 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2017-12-06 1