Sinvaldo Pereira Da Silva
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2004 at the Luiz Braille Institute in Vitoria, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He initially tried swimming but discovered he was better suited to athletics and took up the long jump and sprinting.
Club / Team
Instituto Luiz Braille do Espirito Santo: Vitória, BRA
In 2010 he broke his foot and was unable to compete in jumping events until 2013. (eshoje.com.br, 08 Jul 2016; gazetaonline.globo.com, 16 Dec 2012)
In 1998 he was shot during a robbery. The bullet hit his right eye and exited through his left eye. (atletismoemfoco.wordpress.com, 31 May 2015)