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PEREIRA Wendell
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age21
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four, and took up high performance training in 2015.
Why this sport?
He initially began swimming to help with breathing problems. He was later invited to a Para swimming meet at Minas Brasilia Tenis Clube where he was spotted by coach Marcos Lima.
Club / Team
Minas Brasilia Tenis Clube [MBTC]: Brazil
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA
Training Regime
He trains twice a day, five days a week.
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named 2016 and 2017 Para Swimmer of the Year in Brasilia, Brazil. (agenciabrasilia.df.gov.br, 11 Apr 2018, 13 Dec 2016)
Impairment
He was born blind due to congenital glaucoma. He underwent six cornea transplants, but none were able to return his complete vision. (df.superesportes.com.br, 07 May 2017)

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