Canoas will be represented at the Brazilian Swimming Championships, which will take place today and Sunday in Sao Paulo. The event will feature four athletes from the city’s parasports team, which will have intellectually disabled competitors from all Brazilian states.
The participants of the championship achieved the minimum indicators to be among the best competitors of the country in this parasport class. Canoas are represented by competitors who are future Parasports Citizen Athletes: Adenilson Duarte, Maria Rubia Piquele, Laurien Julia Madeira and Mateus Henrique Rodríguez, accompanied by Parasports Coordinator Fernanda Mikaelsen and Coach Guilherme Maia.
Jerson Cunha, assistant secretary of the municipality of sports and recreation, appreciates the quality of para-sports athletes in Canoas and their potential in the sport. “It’s great to see that the work developed by the programs and training offered by the Municipality of Canoas through the Department of Sports and Recreation is pushing our athletes to show their potential in major national competitions,” he says.
The championship is held by the Brazilian Confederation of Intellectually Disabled (CBDI) with the support of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee. The competition takes place at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Center in Sao Paulo.
The Athlete Citizen of the Future (ACF) Paradesporto program enables people with mental, physical and visual disabilities to train and develop in five sports with appropriate coaches and structure.
Liaison office – PMC