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CAETANO Gino
Sport Para swimming
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age28
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Aveiro, POR
Occupation
Physiotherapist
Languages
English, German, Portuguese
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Aveiro: Portugal
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2000.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as a form of physical therapy.
Club / Team
Clube dos Galitos: Aveiro, POR
Name of coach
Elio Dinis Terrivel [club]
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He was presented with a silver medal by the Portuguese Swimming Federation at the 2019 Swimming Gala in Portimao, Portugal. (fpnatacao.pt, 19 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He was born with a malformation to his right leg. (record.xl.pt, 20 Aug 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a qualified physiotherapist, and worked as part of the Portuguese delegation at the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. He has also worked as a physiotherapist at the Clube dos Galitos in Aveiro, Portugal. (galitos.pt, 02 Aug 2018; Instagram profile, 03 Aug 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:51.35
10 2010 100m Backstroke S10 1:08.36
13 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:20.44
Heats 2013 400m Freestyle S10 4:31.69
8 2013 100m Backstroke S10 1:07.55
8 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:27.90
Heats 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  
8 2019 100m Freestyle S9 57.63
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S9 4:33.21
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S9 26.51
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 100m Backstroke S10 1:06.47
Heat 2014 100m Freestyle S10 58.10
12 2016 400m Freestyle S10 4:36.62
6 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:56.07
5 2018 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:08.50
5 2018 100m Freestyle S9 59.03
10 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:09.62
11 2018 50m Freestyle S9 27.35
5 2018 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:37.42
11 2021 100m Freestyle S9 58.34
10 2021 50m Freestyle S9 26.78