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Patrícia Filler Amorim
was born on February 13, 1969 in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro , commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th...
, to a bossa nova bassist and a primary school teacher. She is a former freestyle
Freestyle is an unregulated swimming style used in swimming competitions according to the rules of FINA. The front crawl stroke is almost universally used during a freestyle race, as this style is generally the fastest...
swimmer from Brazil
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. She is the first female president of Clube de Regatas do Flamengo
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, elected on December 7, 2009.
When Amorim was 3 years old, her sister Paula who had asthma was recommended by a doctor to take up swimming to help with her asthma. Amorim started swimming by going along with Paula to the swimming classes. At 5 years old, Amorim swam across Guanabara Bay in Rio. She represented her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics
The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were an all international multi-sport events celebrated from September 17 to October 2, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. They were the second summer Olympic Games to be held in Asia and the first since the 1964 Summer Olympics...
in Seoul, South Korea. She retired from swimming in 1991.
Amorim is married to Fernando Sihman and has four children.
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