Jonathan de Souza Santos
Type of Impairment
Further personal information
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
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
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)
|Men's Shot Put F40||Final Round||5|
|Men's Discus Throw F40||Final||2011-01-24||2|
|Men's Shot Put F40||Final||2011-01-25||4|
|Men's Discus Throw F40||Final Round||2012-09-04||3|
|Men's Shot Put F40||Final Round||2012-09-06||7|
|Men's Shot Put F41||Final 1||2013-07-21||2|
|Men's Discus Throw F41||Final 1||2013-07-26||1|
|Men's Shot Put F41||Final 1||2015-10-24||3|
|Men's Shot Put F41||Final Round||2016-09-08||4|