Evanio Da Silva
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – Silver: men’s up to 88kg
His lift of 210kg was a career best, as he pulled out all the stops to win a medal.
Having debuted in 2010 in the then up to 67.5kg, Da Silva has slowly moved up the weight categories over the years.
He did not compete at London 2012, but two years later did enter the 2014 World Championships. There he missed out on the podium in the men’s up to 88kg, but his sixth place finish was encouraging for his debut.
Following that result, Da Silva shredded down to the up to 80kg where he won the title at the 2015 Americas Open Championships. The same year he went on to claim gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games with a new Games record.
He has twice been named the Powerlifter of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee.