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Shirlene Coelho

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Family
Husband Jesse
Residence
Brasília, BRA
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - Catholic University of Brasilia: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 24 in Brasilia, Brazil.
Why this sport?
Athletics coach Manoel Ramos got her into throwing, initially the discus.
Club / Team
Instituto Elisangela Maria Adriano [IEMA]: São Caetano do Sul, BRA
Name of coach
Amaury Verissimo [national], BRA; Domingos Guimaraes [personal], BRA, from 2008

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Uberlândia, BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a world record at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Manoel Ramos and Domingos Guimaraes. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian athletics coach Domingos Guimaraes. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Injuries
She fractured her left foot in 2009 and needed four months of rehabilitation. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always fight - never give up, and exceed your own limits." (institutosuperar.com.br, 17 Feb 2011; Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
She was Brazil's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

She carried the Olympic torch through Brasilia, Brazil during the relay for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (portalradioreporter.com.br, 03 May 2016)

In 2008 she won the Instituto Superar's Breakthrough Award. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Impairment
She was born prematurely and has hemiplegia, which affects muscle movement on her left side. Her parents did not detect the problem until she was age five and it was too late for treatment. (campus.fac.unb.br, 13 Mar 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 8
Women's Discus Throw F37/38 Final Round 13
Women's Javelin F35-38 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final 2011-01-23 7
Women's Shot Put F37 Final 2011-01-24 3
Women's Javelin F37/38 Final 2011-01-26 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 2012-09-06 5
Women's Javelin F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-08 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2013-07-22 3
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2013-07-26 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-23 5
Women's Discus Throw F38 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Women's Javelin F37 Final 1 2015-10-29 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F37 Final Round 2016-09-10 1
Women's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2016-09-13 4
Women's Discus Throw F38 Final Round 2016-09-17 2