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ARAUJO Gustavo Henrique
Sport Para athletics
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthUberlāndia, BRA
Height1.76 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Presidente Prudente, BRA
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
He had already been competing in athletics since 2009, and he also preferred individual sports.
Club / Team
Associacao do Desporto Adaptado de Presidente Prudente [ADAPP]: Brazil
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always give your best." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (globoesporte.globo.com, 16 Jan 2017)
Impairment
In 2009 he was diagnosed with keratoconus, a degenerative eye condition. (cpb.org.br, 08 Jun 2017)
Other information
MOVE TO PARA SPORT
He began competing in able-bodied athletics in 2009 before he was diagnosed with keratoconus, a degenerative eye condition. In 2012 his visual impairment started to affect his performance at competitions."I started getting disqualified for running in other athletes' lanes. That was when my coach Izaque Araujo convinced me that it was time to change." (globoesporte.globo.com, 09 Aug 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 100m T13 11.45
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.37
6 2016 400m T13 50.06
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 100m T13 10.90
8 2015 200m T13  DNF
Heats 2015 400m T13  DNS
Heats 2015 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  
8 2017 100m T13  DSQ
5 2017 200m T13 22.51
  2017 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DNF