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SANTOS Odair
Sport Para athletics
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthLimeira, BRA
Height1.81 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Antonio Carlos dos Santos
Further Personal Information
Residence
Limeira, BRA
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education, Tourism - Albert Einstein University: Limeira, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 10, but stopped seven years later. He returned to athletics at age 22.
Why this sport?
His uncle got him interested in running, then his school teacher encouraged his interest and he started training.
Club / Team
Centro de Treinamento Limeira Paralimpico [CTLP]: Brazil
Name of coach
Amaury Verissimo [national], BRA; Fabio Breda [personal], BRA, from 2003
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Mar del Plata, ARG
General Interest
Nicknames
Dinho, Doca (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Hobbies
Playing guitar, singing. (paralympic.org, 25 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His uncle Valdevino. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Injuries
He collapsed while competing in the 5000m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. After being taken to hospital, he returned to the competition to win gold in the 1500m. (paralympic.org, 10 Nov 2015)

An injury forced him to change his training regime in 2011. (daizalacerda.wordpress.com, 28 Aug 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If I don't give my best, I'm wasting the talent God gave to me." (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Impairment
He was born with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited, degenerative eye condition. (Athlete, 08 Apr 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 800m T12 1:54.08 
2 2004 1500m T13 3:54.06 
2 2004 5000m T12 15:00.80 
4 2004 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 45.08 
3 2008 800m T12 1:53.73
3 2008 5000m T13 14:53.35
3 2008 10000m T12 31:57.91
2 2012 1500m T11 4:03.66
  2012 5000m T11  DNS
2 2016 5000m T11 15:17.55
2 2016 1500m T11 4:03.85
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 800m T12 1:56.13
1 2006 1500m T12 3:50.66
5 2006 5000m T12 15:32.29
3 2006 4 x 400m Relay T11-13 3:32.49
1 2011 10000m T11 32:13.02
1 2011 1500m T11 4:04.70
1 2011 5000m T11 15:16.87
1 2013 5000m T11 15:33.37
1 2013 800m T11 2:00.50
1 2013 1500m T11 4:06.51
  2015 5000m T11  DSQ
1 2015 1500m T11 4:08.48