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SOARES Ricardo
Sport Para swimming
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthLisbon, POR
Height1.69 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Odivelas, POR
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age three in Lisbon, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try the sport for health reasons and found he liked it.
Club / Team
Gestao de Equipamentos Sociais de Loures [GESLOURES]: Portugal
Name of coach
Carlos Mota [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Portugal
Location
Copenhagen, DEN
General Interest
Nicknames
Kardec (Facebook profile, 11 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a national record in the S8 400m freestyle. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese Para swimmer David Grachat. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Trust your work and be patient." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy as the result of complications at birth. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2018 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:06.15
10 2018 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:45.13