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Rodrigo Marques

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Uberlândia, BRA
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 18.
Club / Team
Clube Desportivo para Deficientes de Uberlandia [CDDU] : Brazil
Name of coach
Valdecir Lopes [national], BRA
Training Regime
He trains five days per week.

General interest

Hobbies
Remote control cars, playing the tambourine, timba and cavaquinho [a small string instrument]. (rio2016.com, 02 Jan 2014)
Hero / Idol
US strongman competitor Alex Whitaker and Brazilian Paralympic sprinter Terezinha Guilhermina. (rio2016.com, 02 Jan 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You should smile when you want to cry" [He has this tattooed across his chest]. (rio2016.com, 02 Jan 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (rio2016.com, 02 Jan 2014)
Impairment
At age two he was involved in an accident that resulted in paraplegia. (rio2016.com, 02 Jan 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 75.00kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -90 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 6
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 9999