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PALHARES VIANA Alex
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthFernandópolis, BRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Jaqueline Nogueira
Residence
Araraquara, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Araraquara: Brazil
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three.
Club / Team
Fundesport: Araraquara, BRA
Name of coach
Alisson Alves da Silva [club], BRA; Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA
General Interest
Injuries
He has suffered a broken nose during his career. He sustained the injury while getting out of the pool. (chill360.com.br, 07 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He carried the Olympic torch during the relay for the 2016 Olympic Games, after being selected by the city council of Araraquara, Brazil. (jornaloimparcial.com.br, 20 Jul 2016)

In 2014 he received a Sports Merit Medal from the local government in Araraquara, Brazil. (araraquara.sp.gov.br, 30 Jul 2014)
Impairment
He was born with congenital glaucoma. (g1.globo.com, 21 Jun 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He works as a volunteer at PARA DV, a non-governmental organisation for people with visual impairments based in Araraquara, Brazil. He has served as a physical education teacher and massage therapist at the institution. He has also worked as a musician for a religious organisation in Araraquara, Brazil. (portalmorada.com.br, 26 Apr 2018; Facebook profile, 26 Nov 2018)

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