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Ariosvaldo Fernandes Silva

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Mharya Luyza, son Luis
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 24.
Why this sport?
"I always liked sports. Prior to joining athletics I played basketball and I enjoyed it, but the passion for wheelchair racing was stronger."
Club / Team
Associacao Desportiva para Deficientes [ADD]: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Denis Gigante [personal]

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Parre (cpb.org.br, 28 May 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (bol.uol.com.br, 21 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
Brazilian Para athlete Wendel de Souza Soares. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Impairment
He lost movement in his legs as a result of contracting polio as a child. (cpb.org.br, 08 Jun 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m T53 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 1 4
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 9999
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2011-01-22 3
Men's 100 m T53 Final 2011-01-24 4
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2011-01-25 3
Men's 200 m T53 Final 2011-01-26 4
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2011-01-27 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2012-09-02 4
Men's 100 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-03 4
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2012-09-03 3
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2012-09-07 2
Men's 200 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-07 8
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 13
Men's 200 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 4
Men's 200 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-24 4
Men's 100 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-25 2
Men's 100 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-26 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 1 2016-09-09 1
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 3 2016-09-10 9999
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 1 2017-07-16 5
Men's 200 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-16 4
Men's 400 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-18 8
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2017-07-18 8
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 1 2017-07-23 5
Men's 100 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-23 5