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SILVA Claudia
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Age53
Place of BirthRecife, BRA
Height1.54 m
Weight 44 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S4, SB4, SM4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Recife, BRA
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 1996.
Why this sport?
Swimming was part of her physiotherapy routine.
Club / Team
Banco do Brasil Athletic Association: Recife, BRA
Name of coach
Antonio Coutinho [club]; Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Claudinha (Athlete, 31 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 31 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Gustavo Borges. (cpb.org.br, 11 Jun 2007)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of polio. She was diagnosed with the illness at age four months. (cpb.org.br, 11 June 2007)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2004 50m Freestyle S4 1:07.68
9 2004 100m Freestyle S4 2:26.04
9 2004 200m Freestyle S4 5:08.71
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2002 50m Freestyle S4 1:07.78
6 2002 100m Freestyle S4 2:00.28
8 2002 200m Freestyle S4 4:56.25
8 2002 50m Backstroke S4 1:17.24
3 2002 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 4:22.37
9 2006 50m Freestyle S4 1:06.82
9 2006 100m Freestyle S4 2:20.73
6 2006 200m Freestyle S4 4:52.22
5 2006 150m Individual Medley SM4 4:21.85
3 2006 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:39.12
4 2006 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 4:08.84
5 2010 200m Freestyle S4 4:53.37
6 2010 100m Freestyle S4 2:23.22
5 2010 150m Individual Medley SM4 4:13.25