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Izabela Campos

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Belo Horizonte, BRA
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Estacio de Sa Faculty: Belo Horizonte, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competitive athletics training in 2007 at the Association of the Visually Impaired of Belo Horizonte [ADEVIBEL] in Brazil.
Why this sport?
She initially began hiking with the goal of losing weight but soon discovered she had a talent for athletics. "In childhood and adolescence, my family would not let me go out. That made me obese. When I was 18 I went to Sao Rafael Institute [in Brazil] to study and was introduced to sport there."
Club / Team
SADEVI-Minas Gerais: Belo Horizonte, BRA
Name of coach
Ivam Bertelli [personal], BRA
Training Regime
She trains at the Para Sports Centre of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F11 shot put at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (mg.superesportes.com.br, 28 May 2017)
Awards and honours
She was one of 15 athletes and coaches from Minas Gerais, Brazil, to be honoured by the governor of the state in recognition of their performances at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (agenciaminas.mg.gov.br, 25 Sep 2012)
Impairment
She began losing her vision at age six after contracting measles. She went completely blind at age 15. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-05 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 1 2013-07-20 9
Women's Shot Put F11 Final 1 2013-07-24 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2015-10-24 3
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Women's Shot Put F12 Final Round 2016-09-14 11
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F11 Final 1 2017-07-18 2
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2017-07-18 3
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2017-07-23 11