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GARBE Andrey
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthBraganša Paulista, BRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Braganša Paulista, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age nine in Braganca Paulista, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He was invited by coach Luiz Aparecido dos Santos to try the sport.
Club / Team
Atletas Com Deficiencia [ACD]: Braganša Paulista, BRA
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello [national], BRA
Training Regime
He trains at the Paralympic Training Centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Daniel Dias, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (globo.com, 27 Oct 2014; gazetabragantina.com.br, 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport helped me overcome my impairment and changed my life." (premiomktcontemporaneo.com.br, 01 Nov 2016)
Impairment
At age two his right leg was amputated above the knee after he contracted meningitis. (cpb.org.br, 14 Apr 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:07.21