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SANTOS Claudia
Sport Rowing, Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
Place of BirthSão Paulo, BRA
Height1.69 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up rowing in 2007.
Why this sport?
She practised swimming before switching to rowing.
Club / Team
Esporte Clube Pinheiros: Brazil
Name of coach
Jose Paulo Sabadini [club]; Guilherme Soares [national], BRA; Cesar Moreira [national]
Training Regime
She trains in Pocos de Caldas, Brazil.
General Interest
Woodworking, sculpturing. (, 18 Jun 2016)
In 2010 she underwent surgery to remove her uterus, which had changed position due to the strain of the sport. (, 28 Oct 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Para Rower of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]. (, 02 Dec 2016)
She was hit by a car in 2000, which resulted in the amputation of her right leg. (, 17 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Rowing
Rank Year Event Result
1 2007 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:57.58
2 2010 Arms Only Single Sculls 6:47.60
5 2011 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:56.45
3 2013 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:29.82
7 2014 Arms Only Single Sculls 6:09.20
4 2015 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:32.00
Paralympic Games - Rowing
Rank Year Event Result
6 2008 Arms Only Single Sculls 6:54.76
4 2012 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:47.86
6 2016 Arms Only Single Sculls 5:34.77