Gabriel Neris Gregorio
Type of Impairment
Further personal information
São Paulo, BRA
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He wanted to play football, but his coach Otavio de Paulo Marques convinced him to take up athletics.
Club / Team
Club of the Friends of the Impaired [CAD]: Rio Prêto, BRA
Name of coach
Fabio Dias de Oliveira Silva [national]
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (globo.com, 18 May 2015)
Awards and honours
He carried the Olympic torch in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (diariodaregiao.com.br, 25 Nov 2016; noticiasaominuto.com.br, 13 May 2016)
He is missing the lower part of his right leg. (globo.com, 18 May 2015)