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RODRIGUES Phelipe
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthRecife, BRA
Height1.81 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Liz Johnson
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - Estacio de Sa University: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by doctors.
Club / Team
Sociedade Esportiva Recreativa e Cultural [BRA] / Northumbria [ENG]:
Name of coach
Leonardo Tomasello Araujo [national], BRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Nicknames
PH (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmers Daniel Dias and Clodoaldo Silva. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Injuries
He suffered two shoulder injuries following the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and was unable to train for five months in 2009. (brasil2016.gov.br, 03 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." (Athlete, 19 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He was inducted into the Pernambuco State's Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. (folhape.com.br, 19 Sep 2018)

He was named the 2014 Para Sports Achiever of the Year in Manchester, England. (manchester.gov.uk, 30 Apr 2015)
Other sports
He also competes in able-bodied swimming competitions at national level in Brazil. (pheliperodrigues.com, 01 Apr 2018)
Famous relatives
His partner Liz Johnson won medals for Great Britain in swimming at the Paralympic Games in 2004 [silver], 2008 [gold] and 2012 [bronze]. (globoesporte.globo.com, 24 Apr 2015; paralympics.org.uk, 26 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (cpb.org.br, 18 Oct 2016)
Impairment
He was born with an underdeveloped right foot. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017; brasil2016.gov.br, 03 Oct 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In December 2017 he was elected to serve as a member of the World Para Swimming Athletes' Advisory Group [AAG] between 2018 and 2021. He has also worked as a volunteer with Dreamflight, a UK charity that takes children with serious illness or disability on a holiday trip to Orlando, FL, United States of America. (paralympic.org, 08 Dec 2017; Facebook page, 06 Dec 2018; dreamflight.org, 01 Nov 2018)

TIME ABROAD
He spent two years living in Manchester, England, before moving back to Brazil to focus on training ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He continued representing Northumbria at the British University Championships. (jconline.ne10.uol.com.br, 22 Apr 2015)

FURTHER STUDIES
He has also studied for a degree in leadership and business management at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. (Facebook page, 06 Dec 2018; pheliperodrigues.com, 01 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 50m Freestyle S10 24.64
2 2008 100m Freestyle S10 54.22
10 2008 400m Freestyle S10 4:29.36
4 2008 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:55.78
8 2008 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:40.01
4 2012 50m Freestyle S10 23.99
5 2012 100m Butterfly S10 58.79
4 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:55.63
2 2012 100m Freestyle S10 52.42
7 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:28.50 Q
2 2016 50m Freestyle S10 23.56
3 2016 100m Freestyle S10 51.48 
2 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:48.98
3 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:17.51 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:53.79
3 2010 100m Freestyle S10 53.59
3 2010 50m Freestyle S10 24.78
5 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:35.86
3 2013 100m Freestyle S10 53.40
2 2013 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:51.64
6 2013 100m Butterfly S10 59.73
2 2013 50m Freestyle S10 23.89
5 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:23.61
2 2015 50m Freestyle S10 23.81
2 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:51.44
2 2015 100m Freestyle S10 52.25
1 2017 50m Freestyle S10 23.96
1 2017 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:10.30
2 2017 100m Freestyle S10 53.24
3 2017 100m Butterfly S10 1:01.37
1 2017 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:32.23
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Freestyle S10 51.78
2 2009 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points SC 3:48.63
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 100m Freestyle S10 52.34
1 2016 50m Freestyle S10 23.72
2 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:53.25
7 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:00.82