Anderson Coelho

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11

Further personal information

Residence
Belo Horizonte, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training with the Adevibel club in 2007.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to athletics while rehabilitating at the Sao Rafael Institute in 2004.
Club / Team
Association of the Visually Impaired of Belo Horizonte [ADEVIBEL]: Belo Horizonte, BRA
Name of coach
Cassio Henrique Damiao
Coach from which country?
Brazil
Training Regime
He trains three times a week.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Athletics has given me the will to live and get up every morning and say that each day will be better than the previous one." (youtube.com, 09 Oct 2012)
Impairment
In 2003 at age 19, he was shot six times. One of the bullets hit him in the head, which led to him losing his vision. (vakinha.com.br, 14 Nov 2012)
Other information
SPREADING THE WORD
Alongside his running he also gives talks in schools and churches about his story and background.
(issuu.com, 03 Sept 2012)