Brenda Pepe de Souza
S6, SB5, SM6
Further personal information
São Paulo, BRA
Nutrition - Nove de Julho University [UNINOVE]: São Paulo, BRA
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2008.
Why this sport?
"After 10 years of physiotherapy, I was not seeing any improvement in my condition so a team of doctors suggested I should practise a sport that would make me move my whole body."
Club / Team
Clube dos Paraplegicos de Sao Paulo: Brazil
She trains for up to 16 hours a week. She also does Pilates and functional training.
Studying, going out with friends. (newmillen.com.br, 22 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her grandmother. (newmillen.com.br, 22 Feb 2016)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Clodoaldo Silva. (newmillen.com.br, 22 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." [Lance Armstrong] (Facebook profile, 29 Mar 2017)
To work in sports nutrition focused on high performance Paralympic sport. (newmillen.com.br, 22 Feb 2016)
She has arthrogryposis [stiffness in joints] and sacrum agenesis [malformation]. (jornalbrasil.com.br, 16 Jun 2014; brendapepe.blogspot.com, 19 Dec 2013; colunas.radioglobo.globoradio.globo.com, 09 Sep 2010)