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BATISTA SILVA Guilherme
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthFranca, BRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming seriously at age 13.
Why this sport?
One of his friends encouraged him to take up the sport. He found swimming was a good way of helping him overcome the difficulties he encountered after he was diagnosed with a visual impairment.
Club / Team
Praia Clube: Uberlāndia, BRA
Name of coach
Alexandre Vieira [club]; Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His family. (gcn.net.br, 06 Sep 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always prays before a competition. He also wears his swim cap under his goggles and puts a towel over his starting block. (globoesporte.globo.com, 26 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Today I can say I live for swimming." (gcn.net.br, 06 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with Stargardt's disease at age eight. He has retained 10% of his vision. (globoesporte.globo.com, 26 Aug 2016; gcn.net.br, 06 Sep 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:13.58 
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S13 25.75
19 2016 100m Freestyle S13 57.96