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Jerusa Geber Santos

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Gabriel Aparecido dos Santos Garcia

Further personal information

Family
Husband Luiz Henrique Barbosa da Silva
Residence
Presidente Prudente, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 19 in Rio Branco, Brazil.
Why this sport?
She was invited to take up athletics by a friend.
Club / Team
Associacao do Desporto Adaptado de Presidente Prudente [ADAPP]: Brazil
Name of coach
Luiz Henrique Barbosa Da Silva [husband]

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Brazil
Location
São Paulo, BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at both the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, and the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 03 Jan 2020)
Injuries
She injured her right thigh while competing at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (diariodaregiao.com.br, 29 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to learn how to be gracious in both victory and defeat." (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Famous relatives
Her husband Luiz Henrique da Silva has acted as her guide in past tournaments. (conteudo.solutudo.com.br, 13 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (globoesporte.globo.com, 30 Mar 2021)
Impairment
She was born with cataracts. At age four she had surgery on a congenital cataract, and at age eight she developed glaucoma. She lost her vision completely at age 18. (conteudo.solutudo.com.br; 13 Sep 2019; cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019; agencia.ac.gov.br, 18 Oct 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 3
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final A 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-22 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final 2011-01-23 2
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2011-01-24 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final 2011-01-25 2
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-28 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-01 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-02 9999
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-02 2
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 1 2012-09-04 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 2
Women's 100 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
Women's 200 m T11 Semifinal 3 2013-07-26 2
Women's 200 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-27 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-22 4
Women's 400 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-23 4
Women's 100 m T11 Semifinal 2 2015-10-27 3
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 1 2015-10-27 5
Women's 100 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-28 2
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2015-10-31 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 4 2016-09-08 1
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-09 2
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 3 2016-09-12 1
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 3 2016-09-12 3