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Joao Victor Teixeira de Souza Silva

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Family
Wife Beatriz Santos
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
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]

General interest

Nicknames
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)
Impairment
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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus F37 Final Round 2016-09-08 7
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2016-09-14 5