Brazil names wheelchair basketball teamsA total of 24 athletes will compete for Brazil in the Rio 2016 Paralympics. 13 Jul 2016
The Brazilian Confederation of Basketball Wheelchair (CBBC) has announced the rosters for their men and women’s wheelchair basketball teams set to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Twenty-four athletes will compete for Brazil, 12 for each team. Leandro de Miranda is expected to lead the men’s side in September’s Games. The 4.5-player was one of Brazil’s leading scorers during the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, where Brazil fell to Argentina in the bronze medal game.
Low-pointer Perla dos Santos Assuncao helped her country capture the bronze medal in Toronto 2015 and is among the 12 who highlights the women’s roster.
Andreia Cristina Santa Rosa Farias (1.0)
Rosalia Ramos da Silva (1.5)
Perla dos Santos Assuncao (2.0)
Jessica da Silva Santana (2.5)
Lucicleia da Costa e Costa (2.5)
Geisiane de Souza Maia Brito (3.0)
Ana Aurelia Mendes Rosa (3.5)
Ivanilde Candida da Silva (3.5)
Geisa Rodrigues Vieira (4.0)
Paola Klokler (4.0)
Lia Maria Soares Martins (4.5)
Vileide Brito de Almeida (4.5)
Dwan Gomes dos Santos (1.0)
Rodrigo Arao de Carvalho (1.0)
Amauri Alves Viana (1.5)
Paulo Roberto Dauinheimer (1.5)
Paulo Cesar dos Santos (2.0)
Gelson Jose da Silva Junior (3.0)
Marcos Candido Sanches (3.0)
Erick Epaminondas da Silva (3.5)
Pedro Henrique Vieira (4.0)
Leandro de Miranda (4.5)
Celestino Luciano Suurso (4.5)
Edjunior Jose do Bonfim (4.5)
The women’s team will compete in Group A with Canada, Germany, Great Britain and Argentina.
The Brazilian men’s team were drawn in Group B with Iran, the USA, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Algeria.