Maria Luzineide Santos de Oliveira
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
João Pessoa, BRA
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2004 in Natal, Brazil.
Why this sport?
Originally a swimmer, she switched to powerlifting when her local club needed another athlete to make up the team for a regional championship.
Club / Team
Instituto Paraibano de Apoio a Pessoa Com Deficiencia [CODAVI/FUNAD]: Brazil
Name of coach
Carlos Williams Rodrigues da Silva [national], BRA
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Gigante Paraolimpica [Giant Paralympian] (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Williams Rodrigues da Silva. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Clodoaldo Silva. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The biggest beauty is life, the biggest force is will." (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
|Women's -44 kg||Final Round||6|
|Women's -44 kg||Final Round||5|
|Women's Up to 45.00 kg MD||Final||2014-04-06||7|
|Women's Up to 45.00kg||Final||2017-12-04||7|