16233-Brenda Pepe de Souza photo

Brenda Pepe de Souza



Impairment information

S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

São Paulo, BRA
Athlete, Student
Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
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
Training Regime
She trains for up to 16 hours a week. She also does Pilates and functional training.

General interest

Studying, going out with friends. (, 22 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her grandmother. (, 22 Feb 2016)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Clodoaldo Silva. (, 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. (, 22 Feb 2016)
She has arthrogryposis [stiffness in joints] and sacrum agenesis [malformation]. (, 16 Jun 2014;, 19 Dec 2013;, 09 Sep 2010)