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Lucas Ferrari

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
Florianópolis, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 19 as part of a project run by the State University of Santa Catarina [UDESC] in Brazil.
Why this sport?
His family encouraged him to try various sports so he would not stay at home playing computer games.
Club / Team
Associacao Florianopolitana de Deficientes Fisicos [AFLODEF] [BRA] / Uniao Catarinense de Atletismo [UCA] [BRA]:

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (oisaojose.com.br, 26 Apr 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not what you carry in your pocket that makes you valuable. It's what you leave in people's hearts." (Facebook profile, 26 Jul 2020)
Awards and honours
He won a Guga Kuerten award for Sports Excellence in 2015, as Best Male Para Sportsperson of the Year. (noticiasdomar.com.br, 12 Jul 2015)
Impairment
At age seven months he fell from a high chair and fractured his skull. He was in a coma for 18 days and the impact resulted in the partial paralysis of the right side of his body. (esporte.gov.br, 31 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 2 2012-08-31 5
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2012-09-08 7