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Jenifer Santos

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Family
Husband Erivaldo Junio
Residence
Recife, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - Mauricio de Nassau University: Recife, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age eight at the Alberto Santos Dumont Sports Centre in Bahia, Brazil.
Why this sport?
"Because it helps me increase my self-esteem."
Club / Team
Associacao de Apoio a Pessoa Portadora de Deficiencia [AAPPD]: Recife, BRA
Name of coach
Abraao Nascimento [personal], from 2004; Amaury Wagner Verissimo [national], BRA

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Hero / Idol
Athletics coach Abraao Nascimento, Brazilian para-athlete Roseane dos Santos. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
She was named the Best Athlete of Pernambuco, Brazil in 2007, 2008, 2009. 2010, 2011 and 2012. (Facebook page, 11 Jul 2016)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (jaboatao.pe.gov.br, 21 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m T38 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m T38 Heat 2 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T38 Final 2011-01-23 6
Women's 200 m T38 Heat 1 2011-01-23 1
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2011-01-25 2
Women's 100 m T38 Final 2011-01-26 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2012-09-01 4
Women's 100 m T38 Final Round 2012-09-01 8
Women's 200 m T38 Heat 1 2012-09-06 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 10
Women's Long Jump T37/38 Final 1 2013-07-26 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2016-09-08 4
Women's 100 m T38 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
Women's Long Jump T38 Final Round 2016-09-11 7