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Joeferson Marinho de Oliveira

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried athletics at age nine and began competing at national youth level in 2013.
Why this sport?
He was invited to try a workout by coach Manuel Mendes. "I did really well from the start and was called up to travel to Sao Paulo [in Brazil] to compete."
Club / Team
Fundacao Centro Integrado de Apoio a Pessoa com Deficiencia [FUNAD]: João Pessoa, BRA
Name of coach
Pedro de Almeida Pereira [personal]

General interest

Nicknames
Branquinho (globo.com, 24 Oct 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para sprinter Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos. (paralympic.org, 23 Apr 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming at national junior level in Brazil. (paraiba.pb.gov.br, 23 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (globoesporte.globo.com, 20 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He was born with albinism, and was diagnosed with a vision impairment at age three. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019)
Other information
TRAINING PARTNER
He trains alongside fellow Brazilian Para athlete Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos, who won one gold medal and two silver medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "Seeing what Petrucio has accomplished, where he has got to, it pushes me even more to give my best and to lower my times more and more." (globoesporte.globo.com, 20 Oct 2019; paralympic.org, 23 Apr 2019)