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Claudiney Batista dos Santos

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Nicole [2020], one son
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in Para athletics in 2006.
Why this sport?
He was involved in weightlifting before his accident. While he was in hospital, he was visited by some Para athletes who invited him to join a local athletics club.
Club / Team
Clube Amigos dos Deficientes [CAD]: São José do Rio Prêto, BRA
Training Regime
He trains for six hours a day. His sessions include gym work, practising technique, and physiotherapy.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Ney (diariodaregiao.com.br, 19 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F56 javelin throw at both the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (istoe.com.br, 11 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named Paralympic Performer of the Year in athletics at the 2014 Brazilian Paralympic Awards. (rio2016.com, 10 Dec 2014)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2005, which resulted in the amputation of his left leg above the knee. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019; cad.org.br, 23 Apr 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 2012-08-31 4
Men's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 7
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-22 3
Men's Shot Put F56/57 Final 1 2013-07-26 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2015-10-24 3
Men's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2015-10-27 9
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2015-10-30 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final Round 2016-09-10 1
Men's Javelin F57 Final Round 2016-09-12 5