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GEOVANE DE ABREU ESTEVES Filipe
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthBelo Horizonte, BRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He became a professional Para swimmer in 2011.
Why this sport?
He began to take the sport seriously during his rehabilitation after being hit by a car in 2009. "After my surgery I took some rest but after two months I returned to swimming as part of my rehab therapy because my injury was serious. However, my dream was bigger."
Club / Team
Praia Club: Uberlāndia, BRA
Name of coach
Alexandre Vieira [club]; Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA
General Interest
Injuries
In June 2017 he fractured his tibia and ankle when he was hit by a car. He underwent surgery and returned to competition in April 2018. (praiaclube.org.br, 16 Apr 2018; Instagram profile, 17 Jul 2017, 23 Jun 2017)

In September 2009 he was hit by a car and broke several bones. He underwent surgery and returned to competition five months later. (otempodigital.com.br, 15 Oct 2010; revistapublicitta.com.br, 13 Jan 2016)
Impairment
The optic nerve in his eye was damaged after he was infected with congenital toxoplasmosis while in his mother's womb. He has about 20% vision. (cpb.org.br, 10 Nov 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.