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GEBER DOS SANTOS Jerusa
Sport Para athletics
NPC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Age36
Place of BirthRio Branco, BRA
Height1.61 m
Weight 52 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Guilherme Santana
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Luiz Henrique
Residence
Presidente Prudente, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 19.
Club / Team
Clube Amigos dos Deficientes [CAD]: Presidente Prudente, BRA
Name of coach
Amaury Verissimo [national], BRA; Elizeu de Senna [personal], BRA, from 2009
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Pan American Tournament
Location
São Paulo, BRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
She injured her right thigh while competing at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (diariodaregiao.com.br, 29 Oct 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She prays to God. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to learn how to be gracious in both victory and defeat." (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Impairment
She was born with cataracts and lost her vision completely at age 18. (agencia.ac.gov.br, 18 Oct 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 100m T11 12.99
3 2008 200m T11 26.09
2 2012 200m T11 26.32
Round 1 2012 400m T12  DSQ
2 2012 100m T11 12.75
Semifinal 2016 100m T11 12.23
Semifinal 2016 200m T11 25.76
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 200m T11 26.98
2 2011 100m T11 12.52
1 2011 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 50.51
2 2013 100m T11 12.80
2 2013 200m T11 26.45
4 2015 400m T11 1:00.80
2 2015 100m T11 12.57
  2015 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DSQ