Daniel George Ferreira
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Oshawa, ON, CAN
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weight training at age 14, and began powerlifting soon after at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, ON, Canada.
Why this sport?
A personal trainer recommended the sport to him. "I found something that I am passionate about and that is what's important to me."
Club / Team
Platinum Fitness [CAN] / Team Invictus [CAN]:
Name of coach
Barry Antoniow [personal], CAN
He trains seven days a week.
Dirt biking, restoring vehicles, playing guitar, listening to classic rock music. (durhamregion.com, 27 Apr 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (globalnews.ca, 18 May 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (globalnews.ca, 18 May 2018)
He was born prematurely, which led to cerebral palsy. (dgferr12.wixsite.com, 01 Apr 2018)