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Gustavo Henrique Araujo

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Presidente Prudente, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
He had already been competing in athletics since 2009, and he also preferred individual sports.
Training Regime
He trains nine sessions, six days a week, at the Sao Paulo State University [UNESP] in Presidente Prudente, Brazil.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always give your best." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 09 Sep 2019)
Impairment
In 2009 he was diagnosed with keratoconus, a degenerative eye condition. (cpb.org.br, 08 Jun 2017)
Other information
STUDY BREAK
In December 2018 he relocated from Presidente Prudente, Brazil to Jau, Brazil. He moved to combine his training with his medicine studies at the Western Sao Paulo University [UNOESTE]. However, in September 2019 he had to put a stop to his studies and return to Presidente Prudente, citing training infrastructure difficulties. "I had to think so much to make this decision. [Studies and sport] are two things that I love to do so much, and to put aside one of them is not easy. I am sad to pause my medicine dream, but I am also so happy to know that my mission is to represent Brazil at the Paralympic Games." (globoesporte.globo.com, 18 Sep 2019; Facebook page, 09 Sep 2019)

MOVE TO PARA SPORT
He began competing in able-bodied athletics in 2009 before he was diagnosed with keratoconus, a degenerative eye condition. In 2012 his visual impairment started to affect his performance at competitions."I started getting disqualified for running in other athletes' lanes. That was when my coach Izaque Araujo convinced me that it was time to change." (globoesporte.globo.com, 09 Aug 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2015-10-23 2
Men's 100 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-24 2
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-25 3
Men's 200 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-26 9999
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-27 9999
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2015-10-30 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2016-09-08 4
Men's 100 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2016-09-13 1
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 2 2016-09-13 4
Men's 400 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-15 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2017-07-16 3
Men's 100 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-16 9999
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 2 2017-07-17 4
Men's 200 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-18 5
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2017-07-23 9999