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Andre Oliveira

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44, F44

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Maria Beatriz
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Communications - University of Santo Amaro: São Paulo, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 12.
Why this sport?
He used to watch his brother practising.
Club / Team
INDES: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Amaury Wagner Verissimo [national], BRA

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Rio de Janeiro

General interest

Nicknames
Andrezao [meaning 'big Andre']. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Athletics is my life. I still don't know if I have chosen this sport or if it has chosen me." (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Other sports
Before his accident, he competed in able-bodied athletics [long jump] at international level. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Famous relatives
His brother Paulo Sergio Oliveira competed in the long jump and was a member of the Brazilian national team during the 1990s. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Impairment
At age 25, he injured himself while competing as an able-bodied long jumper. He damaged the ligament and fibular nerve of his left knee and fractured his tibia. He had three operations but he lost some mobility and sensitivity in his foot and leg. (cpb.org.br, 28 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 6
Men's 4x100 m T42-46 Final Round 2
Men's Long Jump F42/44 Final Round 7
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 1 2011-01-23 9999
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2011-01-25 5
Men's Long Jump F44 Final 2011-01-25 2
Men's 4x100 m T42-46 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F42/44 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 3 2012-09-05 5