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Luciano Dantas

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Wife Flavia
Residence
Uberlândia, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009.
Club / Team
Clube Desportivo para Deficientes de Uberlandia/Fundacao Uberlandense do Turismo, Esporte e Lazer [CDDU/Futel]: Brazil
Name of coach
Weverton Santos [club, national]
Training Regime
He trains up to 20 hours a week at the High Performance Municipal Centre in Uberlandia, Brazil.

General interest

Nicknames
Montanha ['Mountain']. (Jornal Minas' YouTube channel, 01 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours
He was a torch bearer in Uberlandia, Brazil, ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (globoesporte.globo.com, 29 Apr 2016; Correio de Uberlandia's YouTube channel, 07 May 2016)
Other information
POPULAR VIDEO
He became well-known throughout Brazil after appearing in a Para sport promotional video ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "Wherever I go people stop me and congratulate me. It's very cool to have all that recognition and interaction with people thanks to powerlifting." (globoesporte.globo.com, 29 Apr 2016)