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AVELINO Francisco
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age53
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Natal, BRA
Occupation
Government Official
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 22.
Club / Team
SADEF: Brazil
Senior International Debut
Year
1997
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Games
Location
England
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Spanish para-swimmer Sebastian Rodriguez. (ahebrasil.com.br, 11 Nov 2011)
Impairment
He had poliomyelitis when he was a baby. His lower limbs and right arm were affected most. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2000 50m Freestyle S5 40.01 
4 2000 50m Backstroke S5 41.57 
8 2000 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:55.48 
2 2000 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:41.40
9 2004 50m Freestyle S5 42.17
6 2004 50m Backstroke S5 43.13
3 2004 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:49.37
1 2004 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:37.46
7 2008 50m Backstroke S5 47.28
12 2008 100m Breaststroke SB4 2:04.01
2 2008 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points  
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S5 43.03
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB4 2:00.11
Heats 2012 50m Backstroke S5 44.89
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S5 1:35.14
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2003 50m Freestyle S5 40.25
2 2003 100m Freestyle S5 1:35.54
1 2003 50m Backstroke S5 42.01
2 2003 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:52.13
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2002 50m Freestyle S5 41.93
4 2002 50m Backstroke S5 40.92
4 2002 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:52.42