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NASCIMENTO Adriano
Sport Para swimming
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthFo, POR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
SB9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Toronto, ON, CAN
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three in Portugal.
Why this sport?
"I first took it up because it helped my rehabilitation, but then I started to enjoy it and became good at it."
Club / Team
York Swim Club: Toronto, ON, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames
Fishy; Miggy (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 19 Apr 2012; Instagram profile, 26 Jan 2015)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, flute, piano, spending time with friends, going to the cinema. (adrianonascimento.com, 19 Dec 2012; comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 19 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Mark Spitz. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 19 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not about who you are that's stopping you, it's who you think you're not." (adrianonascimento.com, 19 Dec 2012)
Impairment
He was born with dysplasia of the right hip that went unnoticed until he began learning to walk. He also developed avascular necrosis when he was four, a condition that causes cellular death in the bone due to the blood supply being interrupted. (adrianonascimento.com, 19 Dec 2012)
Other information
FROM PORTUGAL TO CANADA
He was born with dysplasia of the right hip that went unnoticed until he began learning to walk. A doctor in Portugal discovered his condition and he had three operations, which led to him being in a cast from ankles to chest. He developed avascular necrosis when he was four, a condition that causes cellular death in the bone due to the blood supply being interrupted. He reached the point that he could not walk farther than 500m so in 2001, his parents decided to move the family to Toronto, Canada, where he could be treated at the city's children's hospital. (adrianonascimento.com, 19 Dec 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:11.87