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Ricardo Costa de Oliveira

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Três Lagoas, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Campo Grande, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He had always liked athletics.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Most influential person in career
His sister Silvania. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He was affected by a knee injury during the Paralympic cycle for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (perfilnews.com.br, 06 Aug 2021)
Famous relatives
His sister Silvania Costa de Oliveira has represented Brazil in Para athletics. She won gold in the T11 long jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (cpb.org.br, 08 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jpnews.com.br, 28 May 2017)
Impairment
At age 11 he was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a genetic eye condition that affects a person's central vision. (cpb.org.br, 08 Jun 2017)
Other information
SCHOOL HONOUR
A school in the Guaratiba neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was named after him in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 04 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 4 2015-10-22 8
Men's 100 m T11 Semifinal 2 2015-10-22 7
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2015-10-27 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2015-10-30 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T11 Final Round 2016-09-08 1
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2016-09-10 2
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-10 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2017-07-15 7
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2017-07-16 3
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2017-07-23 9999