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PEPE DE SOUZA Brenda
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Age23
Height1.34 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Nutrition - Nove de Julho University [UNINOVE]: São Paulo, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2008.
Why this sport?
"After 10 years of physiotherapy, I was not seeing any improvement in my condition so a team of doctors suggested I should practise a sport that would make me move my whole body."
Club / Team
Clube dos Paraplegicos de Sao Paulo: Brazil
Training Regime
She trains for up to 16 hours a week. She also does Pilates and functional training.
General Interest
Hobbies
Studying, going out with friends. (newmillen.com.br, 22 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her grandmother. (newmillen.com.br, 22 Feb 2016)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Clodoaldo Silva. (newmillen.com.br, 22 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." [Lance Armstrong] (Facebook profile, 29 Mar 2017)
Ambitions
To work in sports nutrition focused on high performance Paralympic sport. (newmillen.com.br, 22 Feb 2016)
Impairment
She has arthrogryposis [stiffness in joints] and sacrum agenesis [malformation]. (jornalbrasil.com.br, 16 Jun 2014; brendapepe.blogspot.com, 19 Dec 2013; colunas.radioglobo.globoradio.globo.com, 09 Sep 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.