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Maria de Fatima Fonseca Chaves

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Santos, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began doing para-athletics in 2010.
Why this sport?
Previously a wheelchair basketball player, she was encouraged to take up para-athletics by a coach who noticed how fast she could move around the court. "I fell in love with athletics straightaway. I breathe, sleep, think athletics."
Club / Team
Equipe Fast Wheels: Santos, BRA
Name of coach
Amaury Wagner Verissimo [national], BRA; Eduardo Leonel [personal]

General interest

Nicknames
Fafa, Fah (Facebook page, 19 Jul 2016; franksportclub.blogspot.com, 13 Aug 2012)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (tribunadoceara.uol.com.br, 31 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-12 8
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2016-09-14 7
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-15 9
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 2016-09-18 9999