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CARREIRA David
Sport Para swimming
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthLeiria, POR
Height1.67 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Porto de Mós, POR
Occupation
Fitness Instructor
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Health Studies - Rio Maior School Of Sport: Portugal
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1995 in Porto de Mos, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport for physical therapy.
Club / Team
Bairro dos Anjos [Neighborhood of Angels]: Leiria, POR
Name of coach
Tiago Nunes [club], POR, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Portugal
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his left arm. (jornaldeleiria.pt, 28 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:07.43
14 2016 50m Freestyle S8 29.32 
13 2016 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:45.23 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 100m Butterfly S8 1:07.57
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:42.50
8 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:27.90
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S8 1:17.29
Heats 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S8 30.32
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 100m Butterfly S8 1:12.95
Heat 2014 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:25.52
6 2016 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:42.45
6 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:06.35
9 2016 100m Backstroke S8 1:20.55
11 2016 50m Freestyle S8 30.05