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Alessandro Rodrigo Silva

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Family
Wife Liene, sons Mathias and Lucas
Residence
Mauá, BRA
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Taubate [UNITAU]: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2013.
Why this sport?
Athletics coach Walter Agripino invited him to start training.
Club / Team
Esporte para Todos: Taubaté, BRA
Name of coach
Asdrubal Augusto F. Nascimento, BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Gigante [Giant]. (Instagram profile, 23 Mar 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named among the Most Outstanding Para Athletes of the Year in Taubate, Brazil. (vozdovaleonline.com.br, 29 Nov 2018)
Impairment
In 2009 he contracted toxoplasmosis, a parasitic condition that led to a vision impairment. (cpb.org.br, 10 Dec 2019; conteudo.ebc.com.br, 22 Aug 2019)
Other information
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
He worked as a chemist before he lost his vision. (globoesporte.globo.com, 12 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-22 12
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2015-10-27 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final Round 2016-09-08 10
Men's Discus F11 Final Round 2016-09-12 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2017-07-17 1
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2017-07-22 9999