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Fernanda Silva

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Family
Husband Leone Santos, one daughter
Residence
Petrolina, BRA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Estacio de Sa University: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She got involved in Para athletics in 2008.
Why this sport?
Her friend Jenifer Martins encouraged her to try the sport.
Club / Team
Associacao de Apoio A Pessoa Portadora de Deficiencia [AAPPD]: Brazil
Name of coach
Abraao Joaquim Do Nascimento Irmao [personal], BRA

General interest

Impairment
She has a congenital malformation to her lower left arm. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019)
Other information
FRESH START
There was 11 years between the first time she represented Brazil at a major international tournament and the second. She made her championship debut at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and had to wait until the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, before she was named in the national team for a second time. "It's never too late to have a fresh start. I gave up a lot and heard a lot of criticism, but that only strengthened my character." (Facebook profile, 16 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 5
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 2 8