Road to Rio

Daniel Dias
Swimming Brazil

Daniel Dias

Brazilian record holder with 15 Paralympic medals (Beijing 2008 – 4 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze; London 2012 – 6 golds) Winner of the Laureus World Sportsperson with a Disability Award in 2009 and 2013
Full name: Daniel de Faria Dias Date and location of birth: 24 May 1988 – Campinas (SP), Brazil
Height: 1.73m Weight: 62kg
Challenge: Congenital malformation of arms and right leg Classification: S5, SB4 and SM5

Trivia

Started swimming aged 16 Undergraduate studies in physical education: incomplete
Favourite band Hillsong United Favourite dish Fried chicken
Hobby Playing video-games His son will be born in March And he will be named Asaph

Training

Idol

He trains from Monday to Saturday in the pool. Outside the pool, three times a week God
Daniel Dias
I had a lot of fun when I was a child, like any other kid. I have always liked to play, to practise sports. The only difference between me and the other children was that, instead of breaking my legs, I was always breaking my prostheses.
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