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Pedro Silva

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Niterói, BRA
Occupation
Manager
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - University Salgado de Oliveira [UNIVERSO]: Niterói, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2007.
Why this sport?
He first practised football and swimming before focusing on athletics.
Club / Team
Instituto de Promocao do Paradesporto [IPP Brasil]: Niterói, BRA

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN

General interest

Hero / Idol
Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. (torcedores.com, 20 Apr 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In spite of difficulties, never give up your dreams. You can achieve all your goals, you just need to believe in yourself." (torcedores.com, 20 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours
He received an acknowledgement from the municipality of Niteroi, Brazil, in 2019 for his sporting achievements. (vereadorcasota.com.br, 27 Aug 2019)
Other sports
He has taken part in Para taekwondo competitions at national level in Brazil. (paranatkd.com.br, 05 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. (cpb.org.br, 22 Nov 2018)
Other information
POLITICAL AMBITION
He has run as a pre-candidate for councillor in the city of Niteroi, Brazil, for the Brazilian Labour Renewal Party [PRTB]. (Facebook profile, 28 Jul 2020)

OCCUPATION
He works as a project manager at the Brazilian Institute of Para Sport Promotion [IPP Brasil] in Brazil. He also works as a customer service employee for energy company Enel. (Facebook profile, 30 Jul 2020; ippbrasil.org.br, 13 May 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In addition to his physical education studies he has also a degree in administration from the Celso Lisboa University in Niteroi, Brazil. (Facebook profile, 30 Jul 2020)