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PEREIRA Italo
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthTocantins, BRA
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2010 in Goiania, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport following medical advice. He was also inspired by watching fellow Brazilian Para swimmer Clodoaldo Silva. "The doctor always told me to go to physiotherapy, but it was too boring. So he gave me the choice between swimming or physiotherapy and I chose swimming."
Club / Team
Associacao Paraolimpica de Campinas [APC]: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Brazil
Location
England
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S7 100m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
(agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br, 09 Sep 2016)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of rubella during his mother's pregnancy. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017; agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br, 08 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Backstroke S7 1:16.21
Heats 2012 400m Freestyle S7 5:08.70
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S7 32.68
3 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:12.48
Heats 2016 400m Freestyle S7 5:18.10
13 2016 100m Freestyle S7 1:10.97 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 400m Freestyle S7 5:19.80
8 2013 100m Backstroke S7 1:17.98
Heats 2013 100m Freestyle S7 1:12.45
5 2013 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:06.93
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S7 1:11.31
3 2015 100m Backstroke S7 1:15.00
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S7 32.44
5 2017 100m Freestyle S7 1:09.92
4 2017 50m Freestyle S7 32.47
1 2017 100m Backstroke S7 1:13.77
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:13.77
9 2016 100m Freestyle S7 1:10.35
10 2016 50m Freestyle S7 32.36