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Odair Santos

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Antonio Carlos dos Santos

Further personal information

Residence
Limeira, BRA
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education, Tourism - Albert Einstein University: Limeira, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 10, but stopped seven years later. He returned to athletics at age 22.
Why this sport?
His uncle got him interested in running, then his school teacher encouraged his interest and he started training.
Club / Team
Centro de Treinamento Limeira Paralimpico [CTLP]: Brazil
Name of coach
Amaury Verissimo [national], BRA; Fabio Breda [personal], BRA, from 2003

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Mar del Plata, ARG

General interest

Nicknames
Dinho, Doca (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Hobbies
Playing guitar, singing. (paralympic.org, 25 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His uncle Valdevino. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Injuries
He collapsed while competing in the 5000m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. After being taken to hospital, he returned to the competition to win gold in the 1500m. (paralympic.org, 10 Nov 2015)

An injury forced him to change his training regime in 2011. (daizalacerda.wordpress.com, 28 Aug 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If I don't give my best, I'm wasting the talent God gave to me." (Athlete, 30 Nov 2010)
Impairment
He was born with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited, degenerative eye condition. (Athlete, 08 Apr 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 800 m T12 Final Round 3
Men's 1500 m T13 Heat 2 1
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2
Men's 5000 m T12 Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 1
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T12 Final Round 5
Men's 4x400 m T11-13 Heat 1 2
Men's 4x400 m T11-13 Final Round 3
Men's 1500 m T12 Final Round 1
Men's 1500 m T12 Heat 1 2
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 800 m T12 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 3 1
Men's 800 m T12 Final Round 3
Men's 5000 m T13 Heat 2 1
Men's 5000 m T13 Final Round 3
Men's 10000 m T12 Final Round 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T11 Final 2011-01-23 1
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-24 1
Men's 1500 m T11 Final 2011-01-25 1
Men's 5000 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-26 1
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2012-08-31 1
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-20 1
Men's 800 m T11 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 1
Men's 800 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-23 1
Men's 1500 m T11 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 1
Men's 1500 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-25 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-26 9999
Men's 1500 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-30 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2016-09-11 2
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-13 2