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LINHARES Rben
Sport Para swimming
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthSo Joo da Madeira, POR
Height1.74 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rio Maior, POR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Sports and Recreation Studies - Rio Maior School of Sport: Portugal
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three in Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal, but it was not until age 13 that he took up competitive Para swimming.
Why this sport?
"My parents wanted me to start swimming so that I could look after my health and practise a sport."
Club / Team
Feira Viva CD: Santa Maria da Feira, POR
Name of coach
Carla Cardoso [club], POR
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Nutellaman ["Because I love Nutella"] (Athlete, 10 Mar 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four medals at the 2015 European Para Youth Games in Varazdin, Croatia. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and coach Carla Cardoso. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never surrender." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2016)
Impairment
He was born with a congenital malformation in his hands and feet. (cm-feira.pt, 27 Nov 2017; Athlete, 10 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 100m Butterfly S8 1:22.21
Heat 2014 50m Freestyle S8 31.16
10 2016 400m Freestyle S8 5:23.25
10 2016 100m Backstroke S8 1:25.40
13 2016 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:43.29
13 2016 50m Freestyle S8 31.35
12 2018 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:57.17
5 2018 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:08.50
6 2018 50m Freestyle S8 29.36
7 2018 100m Freestyle S8 1:07.51
5 2018 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:37.42