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Simone Fragoso

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Palmela, POR
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Music Studies - Piaget Institute: Almada, POR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Her mother encouraged her to begin swimming in 1986 to improve her health.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up Para sport after watching the Portuguese Para athletes returning from competing at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. "I was so inspired and motivated that I decided to invest in myself and in my future as an athlete. I never stopped after that."
Club / Team
Palmela Desporto: Portugal
Name of coach
Ricardo Monteiro [powerlifting], POR

General interest

Nicknames
Simon (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Hero / Idol
Her mother. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Start at 100kph and finish at 200kph." (Athlete, 17 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named Female Para athlete of the Year by the municipality of Setubal in Portugal. (ips.pt, 30 Nov 2016)
Other sports
She has represented Portugal in Para swimming and Para powerlifting. She competed in swimming at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, and in powerlifting at the 2021 World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia. She also competed in 3kg adaptive shot put at the 2022 Portuguese Indoor Athletics Championships in Pombal. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Apr 2022; fpacompeticoes.pt, 26 Feb 2022; Instagram profile, 26 Feb 2022)
Ambitions
To compete in Para powerlifting at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (cm-palmela.pt, 26 Nov 2021)
Impairment
She is a person of short stature. (record.xl.pt, 31 Aug 2012)
Other information
FURTHER STUDIES
After completing her degree in musical education at the Piaget Institute in Almada, Portugal, she also earned master's degrees in music education from the Polytechnic Institute of Setubal in Portugal, and sports sociology from the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies in Lisbon, Portugal. She has also earned a degree in sociocultural animation. (Facebook profile, 08 Apr 2022; siguratesimone.pt, 2017; delas.pt, 04 Sep 2016; ips.pt, 30 Nov 2016)

COACHING
She works as a swimming coach at the Palmela Desporto club in Portugal. (Instagram profile, 15 Apr 2022; Facebook profile, 08 Apr 2022)

TV APPEARANCE
In 2013 she was a contestant on the first season of the Portuguese television show 'Splash! Celebridades', where she and other celebrities attempted to master diving. She reached the final stage and finished in second place. (atelevisao.com, 01 Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 12
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 9
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heats 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 6
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Swim-Off 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 3 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2012-08-30 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-08-30 7
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2012-09-07 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-08 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2013-08-12 6
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2013-08-12 7
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 2013-08-14 10
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-17 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2013-08-17 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2013-08-18 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-18 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2016-09-10 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2016-09-12 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 2 2016-09-15 6