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PERDIGAO MAIA Jose Luiz
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age20
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine at the Instituto Benjamin Constant [IBC] in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Club / Team
Instituto Benjamin Constant [IBC]: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Name of coach
Felipe Santos Silva [national]; Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA
Training Regime
He trains at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Brazil
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named the Most Efficient Male Athlete and Most Efficient Young Male Athlete at the 2018 national championships. (esporte.gov.br, 22 Oct 2018)
Impairment
His visual impairment was caused by congenital glaucoma. He had 20% vision until age nine, at which point he lost the remainder of his sight after being hit in the eye by a toy. (cpb.org.br, 25 May 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.