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Felipe Gomes

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Family
Wife Viviane Soares
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2003.
Why this sport?
He discovered athletics after playing football [5-a-side] and goalball.
Club / Team
Nauru: Brazil
Name of coach
Fabio Dias de Oliveira Silva [personal]

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting Brazilian football team Flamengo. (globoesporte.globo.com, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He sustained a series of injuries while preparing for the 2008 Paralympic Games. (paralympic.org, 17 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
A school in the Tanque neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was named after him in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. A second school, in the Taquara neighbourhood, was also named after him. (paralympic.org, 04 Oct 2016; suburbiorj.com.br, 30 Sep 2016; prefeitura.rio, 29 Sep 2016)

He was named the 2015 Para Athletics Competitor of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]. (cpb.org.br, 09 Dec 2015)
Famous relatives
His wife Viviane Soares is also a Para athlete. She claimed bronze in the T12 100m at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 May 2020; globoesporte.globo.com, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He has no vision as the result of congenital glaucoma, cataracts, and a detached retina. He began losing his eyesight at age six. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019)
Other information
SPORTING COUPLE
In 2017 he married Brazilian Para athlete Viviane Soares. "We are together all the time. It's funny because I can't see and I can still tell her what she can improve on. She, with a little vision, also tells me what I am not doing right." (globoesporte.globo.com, 06 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 6 1
Men's Long Jump F11 Final Round 10
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 9999
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 3 1
Men's 100 m T11 Final B 1
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final Round 9999
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 9999
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 3 2
Men's 100 m T11 Final B 4
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 6 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 4 2012-09-03 1
Men's 200 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2012-09-04 1
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2012-09-05 9999
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2012-09-07 1
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 5 2012-09-07 1
Men's 100 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T11 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 5
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 3 2013-07-20 6
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 9999
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2013-07-25 2
Men's 100 m T11 Semifinal 2 2013-07-25 2
Men's 100 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-26 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Semifinal 1 2015-10-22 2
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2015-10-22 2
Men's 100 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-23 2
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 3 2015-10-25 3
Men's 400 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-26 9999
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-28 3
Men's 200 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-29 1
Men's 200 m T11 Semifinal 2 2015-10-29 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2015-10-30 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 4 2016-09-10 1
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2016-09-10 2
Men's 100 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-11 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 4 2016-09-13 1
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2016-09-13 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2016-09-14 1
Men's 200 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2016-09-16 1
Men's 400 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-17 2