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Silva in 2016
|Born||1 February 1979 (1979-02) (age 40)
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Disability class||S5 (classification)|
|Club||Paraplegic Association Campinas|
|Coached by||Leonardo Tomasello Araujo (national)|
Clodoaldo Silva (born 1 February 1979) is a Brazilian swimmer. He competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, winning three silver medals and one bronze. He competed again at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, where he set four world records, five Paralympic records, and won six gold medals and one silver. He also represented Brazil at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympics, and lit the Paralympic cauldron at the 2016 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony.
At the 2016 Summer Paralympics he took a silver medal in the Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay. His teammates were Daniel Dias, Edenia Garcia, Susana Ribeiro, Talisson Glock, Maiara Regina Perreira Barreto, Joana Maria Silva and Patricia Pereira dos Santos. Silva was also the final torchbearer and lit the cauldron during the opening ceremony.
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- "Rio Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
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