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Julio Cesar Agripino dos Santos



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
T11, F11
Lutimar Abreu Paes

Further personal information

Wife Janaina Bernardo
Itapecerica da Serra, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running in 2010, originally just for fun.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed running, but initially only did it as a hobby. He took up the sport more seriously after meeting Neide Santos, who founded the Life Running Project in Brazil. Santos helped him to adapt to Para sport after his vision decreased. "Neide taught me that no matter how many times I fell, I needed to have focus and the will to keep on fighting. Running is a way of overcoming my situation and a way to help my family, to grow as a person and to represent my country."
Club / Team
Instituto Elisangela Maria Adriano [IEMA]: Brazil
Name of coach
Fabio Breda [national]

General interest

Juliao (Facebook page, 13 May 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Balbino Santos, Luis Gustavo Candido, and Neide Santos. (, 01 Mar 2020; Facebook page, 24 Jan 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"For me, problems serve as fuel to further increase my will to fight and persist." (Facebook page, 24 Jan 2017)
His vision began to decrease at age 16 due to a degenerative visual illness known as keratoconus. The condition causes thinning of the cornea, resulting in blurred vision, short-sightedness, and low vision. (Facebook page, 24 Jan 2017)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-11 12
Men's 5000 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-15 9999