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LIMA Adriano
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthNatal, BRA
Height1.69 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Gabriela
Residence
Natal, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - Potiguar University: Natal, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1993 at the Tutubarao Swimming School in Natal, Brazil.
Why this sport?
Swimming was part of his rehabilitation following his accident.
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national]; Andre China [personal], BRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Batman (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2010)
Impairment
At age 17 he fell while working in construction and broke his back. (brazilmax.com, 01 Apr 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 1996 50m Freestyle S6 33.22 
4 1996 100m Freestyle S6 1:14.64 
6 1996 200m Freestyle S6 2:48.45 
6 1996 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay S1-6 2:59.98 
6 1996 4 x 50m Medley Relay  S1-6 3:11.87 
4 2000 50m Freestyle S6 32.41 
2 2000 100m Freestyle S6 1:10.60 
2 2000 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:39.82
3 2000 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:12.18
2 2000 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:41.40
5 2000 200m Medley SM6 3:11.73 
6 2004 50m Freestyle S6 33.06
8 2004 100m Freestyle S6 1:12.11
  2004 400m Freestyle S6  DNS
7 2004 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:44.12
12 2004 50m Butterfly S6 38.78
8 2004 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:10.91
2 2004 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:32.34
6 2004 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:11.96
1 2004 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:37.46
8 2008 50m Freestyle S6 32.85
5 2008 100m Freestyle S6 1:10.91
4 2008 400m Freestyle S6 5:22.90
9 2008 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:47.10
3 2008 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:30.17
2 2008 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points  
7 2012 400m Freestyle S6 5:33.79
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:10.51
Heat 2012 50m Freestyle S6 33.18
7 2012 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:43.88
8 2012 100m Freestyle S6 1:11.32
7 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  Q
16 2016 50m Freestyle S6 33.92 
8 2016 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:46.18 
16 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:15.13 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2003 50m Freestyle S6 32.29
1 2003 100m Freestyle S6 1:11.47
1 2003 400m Freestyle S6 5:33.30
1 2003 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:44.75
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2002 50m Freestyle S6 31.95
2 2002 100m Freestyle S6 1:10.46
5 2002 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:43.63
5 2002 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:03.45
3 2006 50m Freestyle S6 32.16
4 2006 100m Freestyle S6 1:10.70
6 2006 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:45.76
11 2006 50m Butterfly S6 39.95
  2006 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ
5 2010 400m Freestyle S6 5:34.21
6 2010 50m Freestyle S6 33.23
5 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:42.48
3 2010 100m Freestyle S6 1:10.56
8 2013 50m Freestyle S6 33.67
1 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:22.15
Heats 2013 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:14.87
6 2013 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:43.38
5 2013 100m Freestyle S6 1:12.14
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
2 2009 100m Freestyle S6 SC 1:11.39
3 2009 400m Freestyle S6 SC 5:43.15
3 2009 50m Freestyle S6 SC 32.67
2 2009 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points SC 2:41.98
2 2009 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points SC 2:43.03