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Jonathan de Souza Santos

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Residence
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics on the beach at age 17.
Why this sport?
His coach saw him surfing and invited him to try out the sport.
Club / Team
Associacao Atletica Rosinha Santos [AARS]: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Name of coach
Amaury Wagner Verissimo [national], BRA; Walquiria da Silva Campelo [personal], BRA, from 2007

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Manchester, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Romarinho [his father's friend said he looked like the Brazilian footballer Romario]. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Most influential person in career
His coach, and Brazilian Paralympic shot putter Roseane dos Santos. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010; 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
US shot putter Reese Hoffa. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on your goals." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2009 Best Newcomer of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F40 Final 2011-01-24 2
Men's Shot Put F40 Final 2011-01-25 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F40 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2013-07-21 2
Men's Discus Throw F41 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2015-10-24 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final Round 2016-09-08 4