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LIMA DE SOUZA Ruan Felipe
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthTaubaté, BRA
Height1.87 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Uberlândia, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - Superior School of Administration, Marketing and Communication [ESAMC]: Uberlândia, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
Doctors encouraged him to take up the sport. "It was the only thing I could do."
Club / Team
Praia Clube: Uberlândia, BRA
Name of coach
Alexandre Vieira [club], BRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Games
Location
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His godmother. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Gustavo Borges, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017; v9vitoriosa.com.br, 26 Mar 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To give my best in everything in life." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Impairment
At age 11 he was hit by a car while he was riding his bicycle. He sustained an injury to his left leg and has 20% motion and strength in his left ankle. (cpb.org.br, 26 Apr 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:13.63
3 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:17.51 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2017 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:13.21
1 2017 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:32.23