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Alex Pires Da Silva

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Praia Grande, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2007 in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He began running cross-country as a hobby and decided to enter competitions as he improved and became faster.
Club / Team
Associacao Santista Paradesportiva: Brazil
Name of coach
Amaury Wagner Verissimo [national], BRA
Training Regime
He trains twice a day and covers around 160 kilometres a week.

General interest

Hero / Idol
Brazilian long distance runners Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima and Marilson dos Santos, Kenyan long distance runner Paul Tergat, Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna. (eusoufamecos.net, 25 May 2012; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He was bothered by inflammation in his Achilles tendon during his preparation for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (faculdadesogipa.org.br, 01 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 11 Aug 2021)
Impairment
He was born with his left arm shorter than his right. (eusoufamecos.net, 25 May 2012)
Other information
MARATHON WITHDRAWAL
He withdrew from the marathon at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro while in third place after beginning to feel sick at the 25-kilometre mark. "I abandoned the race because of the heat. It was so hot that day and I was injured." (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 10 Jan 2020; torcedores.com, 11 May 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Men's 800 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-22 3
Men's 1500 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T46 Final 1 2015-10-22 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T46 Final Round 2016-09-18 9999