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PINTO Renata
Sport Para swimming
NPC Portugal   
GenderWomen
Age23
Place of BirthSenhora da Hora, POR
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Porto, POR
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Psychology - University of Porto: Portugal
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age two. She started training at age seven in Porto, Portugal, after a coach invited her to compete in able-bodied swimming. She took part in her first Para swimming competition at age 12.
Why this sport?
Her doctor recommended she try the sport. "Water is my own space, where I feel free and can forget all the problems from the world outside. I really have fun in the water."
Club / Team
Associacao de Desporto Adaptado do Porto [ADADA]: Portugal
Training Regime
She trains for around two hours a day, six days a week. She combines her training in the pool with pilates and gym sessions.
General Interest
Nicknames
Nata (Facebook profile, 15 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning six medals at the 2015 European Para Youth Games in Varazdin, Croatia. (annp.pt, 01 Apr 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (media.rtp.pt, 01 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never surrender." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She was presented with a silver medal by the Portuguese Swimming Federation at the 2019 Swimming Gala in Portimao, Portugal. (fpnatacao.pt, 19 Oct 2019)

She was named Para Swimmer of the Year for 2016/17 by the Portuguese Swimming Federation. (Associacao de Desporto Adaptado do Porto Facebook page, 14 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (record.pt, 17 May 2021)
Impairment
Her impairment affects the lower part of her right arm. (annp.pt, 01 Apr 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2019 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:25.42
8 2022 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:25.89
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2016 50m Freestyle S9 36.04
12 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:26.92
12 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:06.75
4 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 5:35.91
8 2016 100m Freestyle S9 1:17.56
8 2016 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:32.28
9 2016 400m Freestyle S9 6:08.40
5 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:59.10
4 2018 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:29.52
6 2018 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:02.28
3 2021 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:25.02
9 2021 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:01.92
6 2021 100m Backstroke S9 1:23.28
10 2021 50m Freestyle S9 33.59