Thursday, December 9

Paralympics Tokyo 2020: Daniel Dias, the Brazilian swimmer with the most medals in the history of the games

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Daniel Dias

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Daniel Dias is considered the best swimmer in the history of the Paralympics.

“We are different. This is very important for them to understand, but we are also the same. In achievements, in training. In trying to achieve our dreams.”

“I don’t believe in the term parathlete. I am an athlete.”

The phrase is from Daniel Dias. He is Brazilian and has won 25 Paralympic medals in swimming.

No swimmer in the history of the Paralympic Games has such a large number of medals: 14 gold, seven silver and four bronze.

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