19876-Gustavo Da Silva Tavares photo

Gustavo Da Silva Tavares



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature

Further personal information

Natal, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2013.
Why this sport?
Previously a swimmer, he switched to powerlifting following an invitation from his friend Wellington Araujo.
Club / Team
Friends of the Physically Impaired Society of Rio Grande do Norte [SADEF RN]: Brazil
Name of coach
Carlos Williams Rodrigues da Silva [national], BRA; Valdecir Lopes [national], BRA; Weverton Lima dos Santos [national], BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 South American Para Games in Santiago, Chile. (, 08 Apr 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Strength, not size, is what really matters." (, 08 Apr 2014)
Other sports
He has represented Brazil in Para swimming and won four gold medals at the 2008 World Junior Championships. (, 20 Mar 2011)