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Mateus de Assis Silva

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Uberlândia, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011 in Uberlandia, Brazil.
Why this sport?
His physical education teacher at school invited him to try powerlifting. "I like it, it is good for me, and I identify myself with it."
Club / Team
Clube Desportivo para Deficientes de Uberlandia/Fundacao Uberlandense do Turismo, Esporte e Lazer [CDDU/Futel]: Brazil
Name of coach
Weverton Lima dos Santos [club, national], BRA

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Buenos Aires, ARG

General interest

Nicknames
Teus (Facebook profile, 30 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 Youth Parapan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para sprinter Vinicius Rodrigues. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida, a condition where the spinal cord does not develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 97.00kg Final 2017-12-07 9