Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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]:
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)
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)
|Men's 200 m T37||Heat 2||2012-08-31||5|
|Men's 100 m T37||Heat 2||2012-09-08||7|