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Sandro Alves Da Silva

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Sales
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1993.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by watching the US film Rocky. "I was inspired by all that training, the muscles, and all the dedication of the main character to win."
Club / Team
Association for the Support of People with Impairments in the West [ADEZO]: Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Impairment
He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age two. (conectacampogrande.com.br, 03 Dec 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He works as a representative for a nutritional supplement brand in Brazil. (Instagram profile, 15 May 2019)

SANCTION
In 2011 he returned an adverse analytical result for the banned substance Methylhexaneamine and was subsequently suspended for six months by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee. His suspension began 28 May 2011 and ended on 28 November 2011. (maxpress.com.br, 09 Sep 2011; terra.com.br, 09 Sep 2011; esportesolimpicos.ig.com.br, 09 Sep 2011)