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SILVA GUISSONE Jovane
Sport Wheelchair Fencing
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age35
Height1.93 m
Weight 100 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife and son
Residence
Porto Alegre, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 at the Asasepode club in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Why this sport?
"Because it is an individual and combat sport."
Club / Team
Porto Alegre: Brazil
Name of coach
Linio Eduardo
General Interest
Hobbies
Handcycling, animals, family. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His wife and son. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Wheelchair fencing coach Linio Eduardo. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named 2014 Top Paralympic Performer of the Year in wheelchair fencing at the 2014 Brazilian Paralympic Awards in Copacabana. (rio2016.com, 10 Dec 2014)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of a firearm injury in 2004. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 Individual Foil B  
1 2012 Individual Epee B  
6 2016 Individual Epee B  
10 2016 Individual Foil B  
6 2016 Team Epee  
6 2016 Team Foil  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2013 Individual Epee B  
15 2013 Individual Foil B  
6 2015 Individual Epee B  
9 2015 Individual Foil B  
8 2015 Team Foil  
10 2015 Team Epee  
11 2017 Individual Foil B  
5 2017 Individual Epee B  
8 2017 Team Foil  
8 2017 Team Epee