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CARNEIRO Debora
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Age21
Place of BirthMaringá, BRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Maringá, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Gastronomy - Maringa University Centre [CESUMAR]: Brazil
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began practising the sport with coaches in 2010 in Maringa, Brazil.
Why this sport?
She first tried swimming in her family's pool. The sport then became part of her academic development, before she was spotted by coach who encouraged her to start competing.
Club / Team
Uniao Metropolitana Paradesportiva de Maringa [UMPM] [BRA] / Associacao de Pais e Atletas da Natacao [APAN] [BRA]:
Name of coach
Andre Yamazaki Pereira [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
General Interest
Injuries
Appendicitis meant she was unable to train for almost a month in 2016. The condition affected her chances of achieving the qualifying standard for the 2016 Paralympic Games. (umpm.org.br, 01 Sep 2017; O diario do norte do Parana, 20 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can just be standing, imagining how things could be, or you be fighting and realising how to transform your dreams into reality." (Facebook profile, 30 Jan 2019)
Famous relatives
Her twin sister Beatriz represented Brazil in swimming at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Apr 2017; brasil2016.gov.br, 25 Apr 2016)
Other information
TWIN SISTER
Her twin sister Beatriz is also a Para swimmer. "We are sisters and we like each other, but in the pool we want to beat each other. It is a healthy rivalry because we train together and help motivate each other." (brasil2016.gov.br, 25 Apr 2016; globoespote.globo.com, 23 Apr 2016)

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