Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Daughter Maria Beatriz
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
Rio de Janeiro
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)
Before his accident, he competed in able-bodied athletics [long jump] at international level. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
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)
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)
|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|
|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|
|Men's Long Jump F42/44||Final Round||2012-08-31||8|
|Men's 100 m T44||Heat 3||2012-09-05||5|