5542-Vanilton Filho photo

Vanilton Filho



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information


Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 12. He began competing in Para swimming in 2009.
Why this sport?
Doctors advised him to take up the sport. "I started swimming and liked it. It will be a long time before I quit."
Club / Team
Praia Clube: Uberlândia, BRA
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA; Alexandre Silva Vieira [personal]

General interest

Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Clodoaldo Silva, Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo. (, 08 Aug 2021)
He was born without the femoral head of his right femur [thigh bone]. (, 01 Jun 2019;, 2013;, 15 Sep 2014)
Other information
A sports complex at a military school in Goias state, Brazil, where he used to study in his childhood, has been named after him. (, 09 Aug 2021;, 14 Oct 2017)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2015-07-14 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2015-07-14 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2015-07-16 14
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2015-07-18 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Swim-Off 2016-09-12 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2016-09-12 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-13 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2016-09-15 5