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Fabio Bordignon



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
T35, F37

Further personal information

Son Adrian Gabriel
São Gonçalo, BRA
Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Nutrition - Salgado de Oliveira University [UNIVERSO]: Niterói, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
He played football seven-a-side at international level until his opportunities with the Brazil national team became fewer and he was offered the chance to switch to athletics. "What made me decide to take up athletics was my love for my country, the green and yellow shirt. As an athlete, representing your nation is always a dream and with me it was no different."

General interest

Fabinho (Facebook profile, 17 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His son Adrian Gabriel. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para sprinters Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos and Yohansson Nascimento, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
He has sustained an injury to his pelvis during his career. (Facebook page, 17 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is a social integrator. It helps reveal the strength of impaired people." (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Other sports
He played football seven-a-side for Brazil at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Sep 2012)
He has cerebral palsy, which affects his lower limbs and his left arm. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017;, 08 Jun 2017)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T35 Heat 1 2016-09-09 1
Men's 100 m T35 Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Men's 200 m T35 Heat 2 2016-09-11 1
Men's 200 m T35 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T35 Final 1 2017-07-19 3
Men's 100 m T35 Final 1 2017-07-23 4