Brazilian Paralympic Swimmer is Prohibited From Competing

Andre Brasil had been fighting for a place in Brazil’s team for the ParaPan-American Games to be held in Lima, Peru in August.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of Brazil’s biggest medalists in Paralympic games, swimmer André Brasil, has been reclassified and will be unable to participate in Paralympic competitions. A swimmer for the past 14 years in the S10 category, Brasil has received fourteen Paralympic medals.

"Indignation, revolt, sadness ... A story erased in one day ... we are treated as points in the classification and not as human beings. Is this what we call a Paralympic sport?" protested the swimmer on the decision through his social media.

Paralympic athletes are subject to periodic assessments to determine . . .

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