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Sheila Finder

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Family
Husband Saulo Ferreira Tavares
Residence
Joinville, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Joinville: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 23 at university.
Why this sport?
She was originally interested in football before a teacher from her university convinced her to try athletics. "All I knew was that the track had eight lanes and was 400 meters long. I had no notion of anything else."
Club / Team
CEPE: Joinville, BRA
Name of coach
Rosecler Ravache [club]; Amaury Wagner Verissimo [national], BRA

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Rosecler Ravache. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Hero / Idol
Her parents. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always push the limits." (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2015 she won the Guga Kuerten award for Sports Excellence as Female Para-Sportsperson of the Year. (noticiasdomar.com.br, 07 Dec 2015)

She received the Sports Journalism Trophy for the Best Paralympic Athlete of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil in 2007. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Impairment
She was born with a congenital malformation in her right arm. (gsnoticias.com.br, 19 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 5
Women's 400 m T46 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m T46 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m T46 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 1 6
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 1 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F46 Final 2011-01-24 5
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 1 2011-01-24 3
Women's 100 m T46 Final 2011-01-25 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F46 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 2012-09-04 3
Women's 100 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-05 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T46 Final 1 2013-07-23 3
Women's 100 m T46 Semifinal 1 2013-07-26 5
Women's 100 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-27 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T47 Final Round 2016-09-08 9
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-10 3
Women's 100 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-11 6