Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Wife Cassi Oliveira, son Sandro Jr., daughter Sara
Federal University of Pernambuco [UFPE]: Recife, BRA
Sport specific information
Why this sport?
He was invited to try Para athletics by a coach while he was out shopping. "At first [after his accident] I did not want to accept the sport because I thought I had too many limitations. After I was introduced to adaptive sports, I got my life back."
Club / Team
Centro Evangelico De Reabilitacao E Treinamento Ocupacional [CERTO]: Recife, BRA
Name of coach
Pedro Antonio Da Silva Neto [club]
In 2009 he was shot during a robbery. The bullet hit his spine, kidney, lung and spleen. (jconline.ne10.uol.com.br, 19 Mar 2017)