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Daniel Silva

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Wendel de Souza Silva

Further personal information

Family
Wife Tania
Residence
Nova Venécia, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Law - New Millennium School: Vila Velha, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in Para athletics at age 26 in Vila Velha, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by doctors.
Club / Team
Instituto Athlon de Desenvolvimento Esportivo: Nova Venécia, BRA
Name of coach
Katsuhico Nakaya [club], from 2017

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and setting a world record in the T11 400m at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His wife and his parents. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para athlete Antonio Delfino. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard." (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Impairment
His vision impairment is the result of an accident while he was working at a sawmill in 2002, when a piece of rock fell on his head. He underwent several facial reconstruction operations following the incident. (cpb.org.br, 08 Jun 2017)
Other information
EXPERIENCED GUIDE
In 2017 he began training with guide Wendel de Souza Silva, who previously guided Brazilian Para athlete Felipe Gomes. "We have a nice friendship. He already has experience as a guide, and knows his potential, just as I know his ability. We have to follow the same path and we are happy because the fruits of our work are being reaped." (jornaldebrasilia.com.br, 28 Aug 2019; jornaldebrasilia.com.br, 22 Aug 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2
Men's 400 m T11 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 4 1
Men's 200 m T11 Final A 4
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 4 1
Men's 100 m T11 Final B 1
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-22 2
Men's 100 m T11 Final 2011-01-23 3
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-26 1
Men's 400 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 2
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-28 1
Men's 200 m T11 Final 2011-01-29 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 5 2012-09-03 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-04 1
Men's 200 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-04 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2012-09-05 9999
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-06 1
Men's 400 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 9999
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-07 9999
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 4 2012-09-07 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2013-07-20 2
Men's 200 m T11 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 4
Men's 200 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 9999
Men's 400 m T11 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 1
Men's 400 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-27 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2015-10-25 1
Men's 400 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-26 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2015-10-28 4
Men's 200 m T11 Semifinal 1 2015-10-29 3
Men's 200 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-29 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-13 1
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2016-09-13 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-14 2
Men's 200 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-15 3
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-16 1
Men's 400 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-17 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2017-07-16 2
Men's 400 m T11 Final 1 2017-07-18 9999
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2017-07-23 9999