Thomaz Rocha Matera
Type of Impairment
S12, SB12, SM12
Further personal information
Engineering - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro [PUC-Rio]: Brazil
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 12.
Why this sport?
Initially an able-bodied swimmer, he quit the sport to focus on his career as an engineer. It was during this period that his vision began to deteriorate. In 2016 he began competing in Para swimming following a seven-year absence from the pool after being invited to try the sport by an organisation for people with a visual impairment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Club / Team
Associacao Paradesportiva de Novo Horizonte [APNH]: Brazil
Tom (Facebook profile, 30 Sep 2016)
His brother Douglas is also a Para swimmer who has taken part in national competitions in Brazil. (cpb.org.br, 07 May 2017)
He has retinitis pigmentosa. (swimbrasil.com.br, 22 Feb 2016)
|Men's 100 m Butterfly S13||Heat 3||2016-09-08||2|
|Men's 100 m Butterfly S13||Final Round||2016-09-08||6|
|Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13||Heat 1||2016-09-10||4|
|Men's 400 m Freestyle S13||Heat 2||2016-09-12||5|
|Men's 400 m Freestyle S13||Final Round||2016-09-12||8|
|Men's 100 m Backstroke S12||Heat 2||2016-09-14||4|
|Men's 100 m Backstroke S12||Final Round||2016-09-14||7|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S13||Heat 2||2016-09-16||5|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S12||Final Round||2016-09-17||8|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S12||Heat 3||2016-09-17||4|
|Men's 100 m Backstroke S12||Final 1||2017-12-02||3|
|Men's 100 m Backstroke S12||Heat 1||2017-12-02||5|
|Men's 400 m Freestyle S13||Final 1||2017-12-03||3|
|Men's 100 m Butterfly S12||Final 1||2017-12-04||1|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S12||Final 1||2017-12-05||3|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S12||Heat 1||2017-12-05||2|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S12||Final 1||2017-12-07||1|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S12||Heat 1||2017-12-07||3|