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Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T62

Further personal information

Residence
São Caetano do Sul, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - School of Mother Celeste [ESMAC]: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics at age eight as part of a sports introduction programme in Belem, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He wanted to run, so his mother Claudia asked coach Suzete Montalvao if her son could train with the able-bodied athletes.
Club / Team
Associacao Paraolimpica de Campinas [APC]: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Amaury Wagner Verissimo [national], BRA

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games, going to the cinema, collecting miniature cars, extreme sports, hiking, cycling, skateboarding. (rio2016.com, 24 Jun 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Amaury Wagner Verissimo. (Instagram profile, 05 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, Brazilian sprinter Robson da Silva. (rio2016.com, 24 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” [Martin Luther King Jr.] (Instagram profile, 15 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
He carried the Olympic torch through Brasilia, Brazil during the relay for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (rio2016.com, 03 May 2016)

He was named the 2013 Brazilian Athletics Competitor of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]. (esporteessencial.com.br, 12 Dec 2013)

He was named the Best Male Athlete at the CPB's 2012 Paralympic Awards. (globoesporte.globo.com, 19 Dec 2012)

Following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order of Merit from the Para state government in Brazil. (diarioonline.com.br, 15 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jornalismojunior.com.br, 21 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He had an intestinal infection that caused septicaemia shortly after birth. Both his legs were amputated above the knee 21 days after he was born. (cpb.org.br, 08 Mar 2013; paralympic.org, 28 Feb 2013)
Other information
PROSTHETICS
He ran with wooden prosthetics until age 15 when he met Brazilian para-triathlete Rivaldo Martins at a race in Belem, Brazil. Martins contacted the Challenged Athletes Foundation [CAF] in San Diego, CA, United States of America, and helped him to obtain specialised running prosthetics. He raced with his first pair of carbon fibre prosthetics in May 2007 and a month later became Brazilian champion, which secured his selection for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (cpb.org.br, 08 Mar 2013; atletasperere.com.br 28 Mar 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m T44 Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m T42-46 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2011-01-23 9999
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 3 2011-01-25 1
Men's 100 m T44 Final 2011-01-26 3
Men's 4x100 m T42-46 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 1 2012-09-01 1
Men's 200 m T44 Final Round 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2012-09-05 3
Men's 4x100 m T42-46 Final Round 2012-09-05 9999
Men's 100 m T44 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
Men's 400 m T44 Heat 1 2012-09-07 2
Men's 400 m T44 Final Round 2012-09-08 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T43 Final 1 2013-07-21 1
Men's 100 m T43 Final 1 2013-07-23 1
Men's 400 m T44 Semifinal 1 2013-07-25 1
Men's 400 m T44 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2013-07-27 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2015-10-24 3
Men's 200 m T44 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Men's 100 m T44 Final 1 2015-10-29 3
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2015-10-29 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2016-09-08 4
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2016-09-11 5
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Men's 400 m T44 Heat 2 2016-09-14 9999