1833-Marco Aurelio Borges photo

Marco Aurelio Borges



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Renata, daughters Nicole and Maya
Santo André, BRA
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Computer Science - Anhembi Morumbi University: São Paulo, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began taking sport more seriously after his accident in 1998. His first contact with Para athletics was in 2004. "I always had a void in my chest because I stopped playing sports. My athletic spirit and will power led me to swimming, and I discovered athletics through the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]."
Why this sport?
He was inspired to become an athlete after watching the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. He first tried swimming before taking up athletics. "In my first competition, just for fun, I finished in second place in the national championships, and six months later I was the South American record holder."
Club / Team
Servico Social da Industria Sao Paulo [SESI-SP]: Brazil
Name of coach
Daniel Biscola [club]

General interest

Reading, playing video games, spending time with family. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Brazilian Para swimmer Joon Sok Seo. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
He was sidelined for one year with a right shoulder injury during his career. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You are the size of your dreams." (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
In 1998 he was involved in an accident while working as a courier, when the motorbike he was riding was hit by a truck. The incident resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. (, 06 Feb 2015)
Other information
In 2015 he completed a postgraduate degree in coaching at the University of Leipzig in Germany, and has also studied business English at the San Diego University for Integrative Studies in the United States of America. (San Diego University for integrative Studies Facebook page, 03 Apr 2018; Facebook profile, 15 Sep 2019;, 27 Jan 2017)


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 9
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2012-09-06 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2013-07-21 9
Men's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2013-07-27 8