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VASCONCELOS Ivanildo
Sport Para swimming, Para Triathlon
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthRecife, BRA
Height1.65 m
Weight 51 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB4, SM5
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Luciana, daughter Larissa
Residence
Jaboatão, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-triathlon ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Why this sport?
Previously a para-swimmer, he discovered his main event was not part of the programme for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Club / Team
Clube Atletico Paraolimpico Pernambucano [CAPP]: Recife, BRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Ivan, Nido (Athlete, 31 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 31 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian footballer Romario. (Athlete, 31 Aug 2010)
Other sports
He has represented Brazil in para-swimming and won gold medals in the 4x50m relay at the 2006 and 2010 world championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Mar 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness at age four. (cpb.org.br, 28 Feb 2015)
Other information
FROM SWIMMING TO TRIATHLON
Previously an international para-swimmer, he announced he would attempt to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in para-triathlon. He made the decision after discovering the 200m medley, his main event, would not be included in the programme. "I initially got involved in sport through athletics and I have an advantage over my rivals in swimming. What I have to train for is the bike. I am confident that I can get a place in Rio de Janeiro." (cpb.org.br, 28 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
7 1992 100m Backstroke S6 1:41.53
4 1992 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:49.02
3 1992 200m Medley SM5 3:36.24
3 1996 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:46.55 
  1996 200m Medley SM5 DSQ
6 1996 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay S1-6 2:59.98 
6 1996 4 x 50m Medley Relay  S1-6 3:11.87 
5 2000 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:48.51 
5 2000 200m Medley SM5 3:33.08 
13 2004 100m Backstroke S6 1:34.85
2 2004 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:48.33
6 2004 200m Individual Medley SM5 3:26.93
6 2008 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:47.86
6 2008 200m Individual Medley SM5 3:30.58
2 2008 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:39.31
Heat 2012 100m Backstroke S6 1:37.68
7 2012 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:52.84
ParaPan American Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
2 2003 100m Backstroke S6 1:33.61
1 2003 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:50.93
1 2003 200m Individual Medley SM5 3:32.62
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:45.28
3 1998 200m Individual Medley SM5 3:25.68
10 2002 100m Backstroke S6 1:28.96
3 2002 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:44.69
3 2002 200m Individual Medley SM5 3:20.98
15 2006 400m Freestyle S6 6:44.85
7 2006 100m Backstroke S6 1:32.86
2 2006 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:44.05
4 2006 200m Individual Medley SM5 3:28.56
1 2006 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:36.32
12 2010 100m Backstroke S6 1:36.16
3 2010 200m Individual Medley SM5 3:32.44
5 2010 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:48.57
1 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:37.32
World Championships Short Course - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Breaststroke SB4 SC 1:50.33
2 2009 100m Individual Medley SM5 SC 1:43.59
3 2009 200m Individual Medley SM5 SC 3:38.70