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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Daniel Dias and Susana Schnarndorf voted best athletes at Brazilian Paralympic Awards

Susana Schnarndorf and Daniel Dias

Young sprinter Verônica Hipólito also recognised at Brazilian Paralympic Committee end-of-year event in Rio.

On the eve of the 1,000 days until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games milestone, swimmers Daniel Dias and Susana Schnarndorf were named best athletes at the 2013 Brazilian Paralympic Awards.

The winners were announced at an awards gala held on Wednesday night (11 December) at Rio's Museum of Modern Art. The awards, promoted by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB), are chosen by a public vote on the CPB website.

Dias and Schnarndorf produced great performances in the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal this year. Dias ended the event with six gold medals and Schnarndorf won the 100m breaststroke and took bronze in the 400m freestyle.

Verônica Hipólito’s debut performance at the IPC Athletics World Championships, in Lyon - gold in the 200m and silver in the 100m - earned her the title of Best Revelation.

The Brazilian Paralympic Awards acknowledged the best athletes, coaches and administrators for their achievements in the year 2013. For each of the 22 sports, an athlete was also honoured for his/her performance. Check out the list of winners below:



  1. Congratulations to Daniel & Susana I bet they will do great at Rio. Paralympics is so inspiring and swimming is one of the most interesting of all paralympic sports.

  2. It is incredible how quickly the 2016 games are arriving and I hope that the paralympics get the same level of support as in London 2012 which was such a landmark.