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Leonardo de Melo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Partner Bruna Telles
Residence
Presidente Prudente, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 and began high-performance training in early 2016.
Club / Team
Sports Association for the Impaired [ADD]: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Edvandro Xavier Junior [personal]

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
São Paulo, BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Leo (imparcial.com.br, 18 Oct 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Making his international debut. (globo.com, 04 Feb 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” (Facebook profile, 21 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair basketball at club level in Brazil. (globo.com, 12 Jan 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (globo.com, 12 Jan 2017)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that affects a person's joints and the development of muscles. (globo.com, 12 Jan 2017)