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Edneusa de Jesus Santos Dorta

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Vilmar Roberto Dias

Further personal information

Residence
Rio Claro, BRA
Occupation
Sports Teacher
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Massage Therapy - Metropolitan University of Santos: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in Para athletics in 2012.
Why this sport?
She became interested in athletics after watching the Sao Silvestre road race in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She was later discovered by runner Jose Alves dos Santos, who encouraged her to try Para sport.
Club / Team
Associacao dos Deficientes Visuais de Taubate e Vale do Paraiba [ADV-VALE]: Brazil
Name of coach
Fabio Breda [national]
Training Regime
She runs around 100 kilometres a week.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is going to be all right." (Facebook profile, 04 Aug 2019)
Milestones
She became the first female athlete representing Brazil to win a medal in marathon at the Paralympic Games when she claimed bronze in the T12 race at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Aug 2019; g1.globo.com, 01 Oct 2016)
Impairment
She was affected by rubella when she was a child, which caused low vision and a hearing impairment. (g1.globo.com, 01 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Marathon T12 Final Round 2016-09-18 3