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Ana Claudia Silva

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42

Further personal information

Residence
Recife, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2015 in Recife, Brazil.
Why this sport?
She initially played football before a physical education teacher introduced her to Para athletics coach Ismael Marques.
Club / Team
Nucleo de Educacao Fisica e Desportos da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco [NEFD UFPE]: Recife, BRA
Name of coach
Ismael Marques [personal], from 2015
Training Regime
She trains for four hours a day.

General interest

Nicknames
Lala (pernambucoconectado.com.br, 10 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (educacao.pe.gov.br, 22 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para sprinter Terezinha Guilhermina. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 11 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She fractured her right femur at age six. She did not receive adequate care for the injury until the day after, which resulted in an impairment to her right leg. (jc.ne10.uol.com.br, 22 Jan 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2015-10-22 4
Women's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2015-10-29 5
Women's 100 m T42 Final 1 2015-10-30 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T42 Final Round 2016-09-10 5
Women's 100 m T42 Heat 2 2016-09-17 3
Women's 100 m T42 Final Round 2016-09-17 4