Ruan Felipe Lima de Souza
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10
Further personal information
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, national], BRA
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)
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. (ge.globo.com, 09 Aug 2021; cpb.org.br, 26 Apr 2018)
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9||Heat 2||2016-09-08||6|
|Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts||Final Round||2016-09-17||3|
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9||Final 1||2017-12-05||1|
|Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts||Final 1||2017-12-06||1|