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Adria Rocha Santos

Athletics
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10
2

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Rafael Luiz [husband]

Further personal information

Family
Husband Rafael, daughter Barbara
Residence
Joinville, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Portuguese, English
Higher education
Physical Education - Claretian University Centre: São Paulo, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 13 at the Sao Rafael Institute in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Why this sport?
She was offered the chance to take up adaptive sports by a teacher at her school.
Training Regime
She trains six days a week.

International debut

Year
1988
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Seoul, KOR

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her daughter. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Hero / Idol
Paralympic athlete Antonio Delfino. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Injuries
An injury to the meniscus in her knee stopped from competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (brasil.gov.br, 10 Nov 2012)

She had knee surgeries in 1994 and 2003. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She wears the Brazilian colours in every international competition. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always believe in your dreams. " (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
She has been named the Most Influential Brazilian Athlete by Forbes magazine. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Famous relatives
Her husband Rafael Luiz is a former pole vaulter. (xinhuanet.com, 09 Apr 2010)
Impairment
She was born with pigmentary retinosis and astigmatism, and gradually lost her vision as she grew up. She stopped wearing glasses at age six and was completely blind by 1994. (noodls.com, 17 Aug 2013; Athlete, 31 Aug 2004)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Final B 4
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m T11 Final A 3
Women's 100 m T11 Final B 1
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 1 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 2 1
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final A 2
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final A 1
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 1
Women's 400 m T12 Final A 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 2 4
Women's 200 m T11 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 4 1
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 1
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 9999
Women's 200 m T11 Final A 3
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 1
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final A 1
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T10 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T10 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T10 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m T10 Heat 1 1
Women's 400 m T10 Heat 2 1
Women's 400 m T10 Final Round 2
Women's 800 m T10-11 Heat 1 9999
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m B2 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m B2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m B2 Heat 3 1
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m B2 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m B2 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m B2 Final Round 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T11 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T12 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 3 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-22 3
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-24 2
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-25 1
Women's 400 m T11 Final 2011-01-26 3
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-28 1