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Josilene Ferreira

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Children Jhulyan and Lucas
Residence
Goiana, BRA
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Law - Catholic University of Goias: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting in 2001.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport as part of her rehabilitation because she wanted to show that women with an impairment are able to do it.
Club / Team
Goias Association for the Physically Impaired [ADFEGO]: Goiânia, BRA
Name of coach
Valdecir Lopes [national]
Coach from which country?
Brazil

General interest

Hobbies
Going to the beach, travel. (Facebook profile, 18 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To break the Brazilian record in her category. (cpb.org.br, 05 Nov 2013)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of polio, which she contracted at eight months old. (insidethegames.biz, 06 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 8
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 5
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 75.00kg Final 2010-07-29 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-10 5