Joao Victor Teixeira de Souza Silva
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Wife Beatriz Santos
São Paulo, BRA
Physical Education - Estacio de Sa University: Petrópolis, BRA
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age seven. He resumed with Para athletics in 2012 after recovering from his brain surgery.
Why this sport?
A school teacher encouraged him to take up the sport. "I was curious about the sport as a child. The impairment happened all of a sudden, but I never considered myself as a disabled person because for me the 'disabled person' is the one who can act, can help, but does nothing. I think Para sport comes to show that the athlete is a worthy being and that no one should feel sorry for them."
Club / Team
Instituto Elisangela Maria Adrianourece [IEMA]: Brazil
Name of coach
Fernando Barbosa de Oliveira [national]
JV (Facebook profile, 04 Apr 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up. There are people who are inspired by you." (Facebook profile, 03 Sep 2016)
At age 15 he underwent surgery on his head to remove a blood clot. While recovering, he had a seizure which impaired the range of motion on the left side of his body. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019; unimedparadesporto.com, 01 Feb 2015)
|Men's Discus F37||Final Round||2016-09-08||7|
|Men's Shot Put F37||Final Round||2016-09-14||5|