Bruno Rodrigues Teixeira

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F34

Further personal information

Residence
Porto Alegre, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began in 2007 after switching from weightlifting.
Club / Team
AACD de Passo Fundo: Brazil

General interest

Nicknames
He and his twin brother are often called 'Tico and Teco' [the Brazilian name for the Disney cartoon chipmunk characters] as a humorous way of saying they are difficult to differentiate. (correiodopovo.com.br, 05 sep 2011)
Famous relatives
He has a twin brother, Thiago, who has also competed internationally in the same discipline. (correiodopovo.com.br, 05 sep 2011)
Impairment
Both he and his twin brother Tiago suffered from a lack of oxygen at birth, resulting in cerebral palsy. (correiodopovo.com.br, 05 Sep 2011)
Other information
SELF-COACHED
He and his brother Tiago do not have a coach. "We are our own coaches. We do our own research on the Internet." (correiodopovo.com.br, 05 sep 2011)