The Paralympic meet arrives in the capital city of Ceara this Sunday 4th with athletics and swimming in contention. A total of 160 athletes are registered. This is the first stop of the competition in the Northeast region. In Fortaleza, the athletics events will take place at the Federal University of Ceara, where 94 athletes will participate. The swimming will take place in the pool of the Olympic Training Center and will have 66 swimmers. Among the registered swimmers is Italo Pereira, S7 category, bronze medalist in the 100m backstroke at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and silver medalist at the same event in Parapan de Lima 2019.
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“This will be a very good competition for my current training, I’m going from the base circuit to the power block. We will be able to get good parameters to evaluate the work”, commented the swimmer from Porto Nacional in Tocantins. Italo will swim the 50m and 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 200m medley and will represent SESI-SP.
The Paralympic meet is conceived and organized by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB) from 2021, with three disciplines: athletics, swimming and weightlifting. Each host city receives proof of at least one of these. The purpose of the meeting is to develop sports practice for people with disabilities in all regions of the country, to promote the technical improvement of competitors and to provide opportunities to compete for elite athletes and young parasports promises throughout Brazil.
To see the full 2022 calendar of events, click here. So far, two rounds of the match have been held: Campo Grande on July 9 and Macapa on August 20.
Paralympic Matchmaking Service
Paralympic meeting in Fortaleza (Ceara)
Date: September 04, 2022
Hours: 08:00 to 15:00
Location: Pici Campus Athletics Track- IEFES/UFC
Address: R. Pernambuco, 1971 – Democrito Rocha, Fortaleza – CE
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