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Tais Bobato de Souza

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB8, SM10

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Model
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Law

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming in Limeira, Brazil.
Why this sport?
She was advised to take up the sport for medical reasons. She was later scouted by a swimming coach who invited her to join his training sessions.
Club / Team
Associacao Paraolimpica de Indaiatuba [ADI-APIN]: Brazil
Name of coach
Antonio Luiz Candido [club]; Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the world championships and Paralympic Games. (tribunadeindaia.com.br, 15 Feb 2018)
Impairment
At age 12 she was diagnosed with cancer in her left ankle. She later decided to amputate her lower left leg after the cancer spread. "Today I think, after all I have accomplished, it was best for my life." (tribunadeindaia.com.br, 15 Feb 2018)
Other information
BREAK
She took a two-year break from the sport before returning to competitive swimming during the 2017/18 season. "I swam for many years and it was time for me to have a rest for both mind and body, to put my life in order." (tribunadeindaia.com.br, 15 Feb 2018)