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Amanda de Sousa

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Uberlândia, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Physiotherapist
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Federal University of Uberlandia [UFU]: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She got involved in powerlifting in 2008.
Why this sport?
She was advised to take up the sport by medical professionals. "I identified with powerlifting from the beginning."
Club / Team
Clube Desportivo para Deficientes de Uberlandia [CDDU]: Brazil
Name of coach
Weverton Lima dos Santos [club, national], BRA

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Chile

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 Para South American Games in Santiago, Chile. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe and have confidence until the last second." (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 17 Aug 2017)
Impairment
Born prematurely, she was diagnosed with spinal diplegic cerebral palsy at age seven months. The condition is characterised by frequent muscle spasms and tensing. (gentedesucessovip.com.br, 29 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 73.00kg Final 2017-12-06 9