André Brasil

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André Brasil
André Brasi 2012cr.jpg
André Brasi in 2012
Personal information
Born (1984-05-23) May 23, 1984 (age 32)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil[1]
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, butterfly, freestyle, medley

Andre Brasil (born May 23, 1984) is a Paralympic swimmer from Brazil. He had poliomyelitis as a child.[2] He competes in the S10 classification.

He won gold for Brazil at the 2008 Summer Paralympics. He also broke S10 world records in three events, and a Paralympic record in a fourth.[3][4][5][6] He is unbeaten in the men's 400 m freestyle S10 event.[citation needed] He then went on to win and break a world record at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in 50 m freestyle S10, with a time of 23.16 seconds,[7] beating his old record of 23.44 seconds.

As of February 2013, he is S10 world record holder in long course 50, 100 and 200 metre freestyle, 50 and 100 metre butterfly and 50 metre backstroke events.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biographia. andrebrasil.com
  2. ^ Brazilian athletes gather five years before the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games. cidadeolimpica.com[dead link]
  3. ^ "Paralympics, Swimming: World Records Continue to Fall". Swimming World Magazine. September 8, 2008. Retrieved September 9, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games - Swimming - Men's 100 m Freestyle S10" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved September 9, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games - Swimming - Men's 50 m Freestyle S10" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved September 9, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games - Swimming - Men's 400 m Freestyle S10" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved September 9, 2008. 
  7. ^ "London 2012 - Paralympic Games Swimming - Men's 50 m Freestyle S10" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved September 9, 2008. 
  8. ^ "IPC Swimming World Records - Long Course" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 

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