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Claudia Santos

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Lisbon, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport at around age nine.
Why this sport?
She originally played basketball before taking up Para athletics.
Club / Team
Juventude Operaria do Monte Abraao [JOMA]: Lisbon, POR
Name of coach
Mario Anibal [personal]
Training Regime
She trains for 15 hours each week.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Portugal

General interest

Nicknames
Claudinha (Facebook profile, 10 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Shopping, walking her dogs, movies, spending time with family, motorcycling, karting. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mario Anibal. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She does a series of ritual movements before competing, including touch a bracelet. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"With time you learn to fall with grace and rise with pride." (Facebook profile, 03 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
She was one of five finalists for the Sport Confederation of Portugal's 2017 Female Athlete of the Year award. (omirante.pt, 17 Jan 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2013-07-22 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2015-10-25 5
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 3 2015-10-29 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 9