Maria de Fatima Fonseca Chaves
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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]
Fafa, Fah (Facebook page, 19 Jul 2016; franksportclub.blogspot.com, 13 Aug 2012)
She was born with spina bifida. (tribunadoceara.uol.com.br, 31 Aug 2015)
|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|