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PEREIRA DOS SANTOS Patricia
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Age41
Height1.63 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S4, SB3
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Residence
Vitória, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para swimming in 2009 in Espirito Santo, Brazil.
Why this sport?
She played football when she was younger, and she wanted to remain active after her accident. She first took up wheelchair basketball before moving on to swimming. "I wanted to learn how to swim and it later became my passion."
Club / Team
Associacao Capixaba Paraolimpica de Desporto-Clube de Natacao e Regatas Alvares Cabral [ACPD-CNRAC]: Vitória, BRA
Name of coach
Leonardo Miglinas Cunha [club], BRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her first coach Fairo Brasil. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always persist, never desist." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gazetaonline.com.br, 10 Aug 2018)
Impairment
In 2002 she was shot in the neck during a robbery at her workplace. Her injuries resulted in quadriplegia. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017; esporte.ig.com.br, 16 Sep 2016; gazetaonline.com.br, 01 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  
5 2016 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:07.42
6 2016 50m Freestyle S4 43.92 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2017 100m Freestyle S4 1:39.89
5 2017 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:07.18
4 2017 50m Freestyle S4 44.13
  2017 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ