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Joao Santos

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F46

Further personal information

Family
Son Gustavo, daughter Gabriella
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 23 at the Federal University of Paraiba in Brazil.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport during physiotherapy.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Jailton Lucas de Miranda. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Injuries
He has previously suffered a left thigh strain that required six months rehabilitation. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is no second place." (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment to his right hand and arm. (cpb.org.br, 08 Jun 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F46 Final 2011-01-25 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F46 Final 1 2017-07-23 6