Evanio Da Silva
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2018 Americas Open Championships – Silver: men’s up to 88kg
- 2018 European Open Championships – Silver: men’s up to 88kg
- 2017 World Championships – Bronze: men’s up to 88kg
- Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – Silver: men’s up to 88kg
Evanio Da Silva has become Brazil’s best powerlifter after achieving several historic results in recent years.
In 2018, Da Silva took silver in the men’s up to 88kg at the Americas Open Championships in Bogota, Colombia, and the European Open Championships in Berck-sur-Mer, France. In December 2017, he won his first World Championships medal, a bronze in Mexico City.
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 enter 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 Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada, with a new Games record.