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COELHO Shirlene
Sport Para athletics
NPC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Age37
Place of BirthCorumbá, BRA
Height1.69 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Jesse
Residence
Brasília, BRA
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - Catholic University of Brasilia: Brazil
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 24 in Brasilia, Brazil.
Why this sport?
Athletics coach Manoel Ramos got her into throwing, initially the discus.
Club / Team
Instituto Elisangela Maria Adriano [IEMA]: São Caetano do Sul, BRA
Name of coach
Amaury Verissimo [national], BRA; Domingos Guimaraes [personal], BRA, from 2008
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Uberlândia, BRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a world record at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Manoel Ramos and Domingos Guimaraes. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian athletics coach Domingos Guimaraes. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Injuries
She fractured her left foot in 2009 and needed four months of rehabilitation. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always fight - never give up, and exceed your own limits." (institutosuperar.com.br, 17 Feb 2011; Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
She was Brazil's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

She carried the Olympic torch through Brasilia, Brazil during the relay for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (portalradioreporter.com.br, 03 May 2016)

In 2008 she won the Instituto Superar's Breakthrough Award. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Impairment
She was born prematurely and has hemiplegia, which affects muscle movement on her left side. Her parents did not detect the problem until she was age five and it was too late for treatment. (campus.fac.unb.br, 13 Mar 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 Javelin Throw F35-38 35.95
8 2008 Shot Put F37-38 10.09
13 2008 Discus Throw F37/38 22.25
4 2012 Shot Put F37 10.60
5 2012 Discus Throw F37 27.58
1 2012 Javelin Throw F37/38 37.86
1 2016 Javelin Throw F37 37.57
4 2016 Shot Put F37 10.91
2 2016 Discus Throw F38 33.91
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2011 Discus Throw F37 25.24
3 2011 Shot Put F37 10.21
1 2011 Javelin Throw F38 32.85
3 2013 Shot Put F37 10.19
4 2013 Discus Throw F37 27.14
5 2015 Shot Put F37 10.38
5 2015 Discus Throw F38 29.30
1 2015 Javelin Throw F37 37.03