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Jeohsah Beserra dos Santos

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T44, F44

Further personal information

Residence
Pesqueira, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began practising athletics at age nine in Pesqueira, Brazil. He took up the high jump in late 2015.
Why this sport?
His coach Glebia Galvao recognised his potential and convinced him to take up Para athletics. "I was asked to participate in athletics and I did not want to go, but from the moment I accepted the invitation I never stopped."
Club / Team
Associacao de Apoio a Pessoa com Deficiencia Peruibe [AAPDP]: Brazil
Name of coach
Glebia Galvao [personal]
Training Regime
He trains in an abandoned dairy factory, using a donated mattress stood on a base of tires, canvas and wood as a landing mat, and a rope in place of a high jump crossbar.

General interest

Nicknames
JShow (Facebook profile, 14 Sep 2019)
Hobbies
Singing. (globo.com, 20 Sep 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in the T44 high jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (globo.com, 20 Sep 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Glebia Galvao. (globo.com, 20 Sep 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To reach the top, the ambition has to be great." (Facebook profile, 04 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (g1.globo.com, 03 Aug 2021)
Impairment
He was born with a malformation to his left foot. (globo.com, 20 Sep 2018)
Other information
TRAINING METHODS
He learned high jump by tying a string between two chairs and landing in a swimming pool despite not being able to swim, as he did not have the appropriate equipment. "After every jump, my coach handed me some floats to get out of the pool. That is the way I trained for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro." In 2021, he was training in an abandoned dairy factory with a makeshift landing mat made of a mattress, tires, wood and canvas, and a rope for a high jump crossbar. "We say that this is the factory of dreams. We visualise this place differently. We used to train at a school gym, but they had a lot of events and we would often spend a month not training." (g1.globo.com, 03 Aug 2021; globo.com, 20 Sep 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T44 Final Round 2016-09-12 6