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MACIEL Carlos
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming, Para Triathlon
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age41
Height1.82 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Patricia Bento
Residence
Fortaleza, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Morada Nova, Brazil. He had got involved in Para athletics in 2005 before moving on to Para triathlon and then Para swimming.
Why this sport?
"I was curious to know what my class was in swimming. Soon after, I broke my first Brazilian record in the 100m butterfly so I decided to keep going."
Club / Team
Associacao Cearense do Esporte Adaptado [ACEA]: Brazil
General Interest
Nicknames
Beto, Betao (Facebook page, 11 Dec 2016; betoparatleta.blogspot.com.es, 10 Jan 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 Para Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Programa Especial, 09 Aug 2016)
Other sports
He represented Brazil in Para triathlon at the 2013 World Championships in London, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Apr 2017)
Impairment
At age 12 he lost his right arm in an accident involving a rice grinder. (betoparatleta.blogspot.com.es, 10 Jan 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:22.74
7 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:28.50 Q