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Gabriela Vieira Da Silva

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Mateus Santos

Further personal information

Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 10.
Why this sport?
She was invited to try the sport by Para athlete Lorena Spoladore. "I tried for three months and did not like it, but Lorena insisted and I came back."
Club / Team
Associacao dos Deficientes Visuais do Estado de Goias [ADVEG]: Brazil
Name of coach
Jose Adriano Araujo [club]; Amaury Verissimo [national]
Training Regime
She trains at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

General interest

Nicknames
Gabi (gazetadotriangulo.com.br, 04 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the national championships in Brazil. (folhadosudoeste.jor.br, 10 Apr 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Happiness is my motto." (Facebook profile, 27 Apr 2018)
Impairment
She lost her vision at age two after she was diagnosed with cancer in her retina. (folhadosudoeste.jor.br, 10 Apr 2017; senadorcanedo.go.gov.br, 27 Mar 2017)