Five Facts About…Petrucio Ferreira18.06.2017
Brazil sprinter making his World Champs debut at London 2017.
Five Facts About Petrucio Ferreira
1) At age two his arm was amputated below the elbow after an accident with a grinding machine on his father’s farm.
2) Ferreira was signed up to compete at a school event and won, despite having never trained and using borrowed shoes.
3) He began competing in 2013 – within two years he had set new world records and won double sprint gold at the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto, Canada.
4) Ferreira missed the 2015 World Championships after suffering a hamstring injury two days before competition began – London 2017 will be his first World Championships.