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Flavio Reitz

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42

Further personal information

Family
Wife Aline
Residence
Itajai, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Geography - Western Parana State University: Toledo, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in high jump in 2009.
Why this sport?
He took up high jump through his wife, who encouraged him after seeing him jump over obstacles around the house every day. He also prefered individual sports.
Club / Team
Associacao Desportiva para Pessoas com Deficiencia Fisica: Brazil
Name of coach
Sidney Reinhold [club], BRA

General interest

Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, Brazilian basketballer Oscar Schmidt. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In June 2017 he twisted his ankle, which would end his chances of qualifying for the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (cpb.org.br, 10 Mar 2018; guiaparanasudoeste.com.br, 17 Feb 2018)

He sustained a calf injury in January 2017 and required two months to recover. (cpb.org.br, 10 Mar 2018; guiaparanasudoeste.com.br, 17 Feb 2018)

He sustained a foot injury at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro that affected his performance. He finished ninth in the T42 high jump. (cpb.org.br, 10 Mar 2018; guiaparanasudoeste.com.br, 17 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every effort and dedication will be rewarded." (Instagram profile, 22 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named Best Male Para Athlete in Santa Catarina, Brazil, at the Gustavo Kuerten Trophy Gala. (tenisbrasil.uol.com.br, 27 Nov 2018; itajai.sc.gov.br, 27 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (guiaparanasudoeste.com.br, 17 Feb 2018)
Impairment
At age 16 his leg was amputated after a tumour was found on his femur [thigh bone]. (jornaldebeltrao.com.br, 06 Jul 2012)
Other information
FILM
He played a fictionalised version of himself in the short film 'Protesys', which was released in 2020. (omegascopio.com.br, 31 Aug 2020; g1.globo.com, 30 Aug 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump F42 Final Round 2012-09-03 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T42 Final 1 2015-10-22 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T42 Final Round 2016-09-09 9