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CALADO Joana
Sport Para swimming
NPC Portugal   
GenderWomen
Age30
Place of BirthLisbon, POR
Height1.74 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S9, SB8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Manchester, ENG
Occupation
Coach, Technical Analyst
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Biomedical Science - University of Manchester: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to swim at age four. She began training at age 11 at the GesLoures club in Portugal.
Club / Team
Northern Wave [ENG] / Sporting Clube de Portugal [POR]:
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success is not mission impossible, but the result of hard work." (medium.com, 04 May 2016)
Impairment
She is missing her right arm below the elbow. (Facebook profile, 08 Jul 2014)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
She has studied multimedia and information technology at the University of Salford in England. (LinkedIn profile, 2016)

YOUNG PARALYMPIAN
At age 15 she was the youngest member of the Portuguese team at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. She celebrated her 16th birthday during the Games. (jogosolimpicospequim.com, 15 Dec 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:28.53
12 2008 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:52.52
5 2016 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:25.96
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016 50m Freestyle S9 33.14
4 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 5:35.91
5 2016 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:25.99
5 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:59.10