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CRUZ Camille
Sport Para swimming
NPC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthSanto Antônio de Pádua, BRA
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four, and started taking the sport seriously at age 14.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport as a form of rehabilitation for her hip.
Club / Team
Vasco da Gama: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Name of coach
Livia Prates [club]; Felipe Silva [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Dancing. (esporte.ig.com.br, 31 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (recordtv.r7.com, 22 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (tips4life.com.br, 09 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (paralympic.org, 25 Apr 2018)
Impairment
She was born without a shinbone in her right leg, which resulted in the limb being amputated. (globoesporte.globo.com, 28 Oct 2017; camillerodrigues.blogspot.com, 27 Sep 2013)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
She is a dance enthusiast, and has performed in a video clip with Brazilian singer Lucas Lucco. She hopes to have a career in dance once she has finished competing in swimming. "I want to study dance so that one day I can open my own dance studio. I love dancing, it gives me such great energy. I feel that I can empower impaired people to believe they can do whatever they want to." (recordtv.r7.com, 22 Dec 2018; cpb.org.br, 06 Aug 2018; paralympic.org, 25 Apr 2018; globoesporte.globo.com, 06 Apr 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 400m Freestyle S9 5:09.24
12 2016 100m Freestyle S9 1:06.49 
17 2016 50m Freestyle S9 31.68 
12 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:20.20 
7 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:56.39
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 100m Freestyle S9 1:07.88
8 2013 50m Freestyle S9 31.39
6 2013 100m Backstroke S9 1:20.82