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Sonia Gouveia

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F53

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 1998.
Why this sport?
A coach from the ADEFAL club saw her swimming and invited her to be part of the sports institute. Her interest in elite sport grew from there.
Club / Team
Associacao dos Deficientes Fisicos de Alagoas [ADEFAL] : Maceió, BRA

General interest

Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness as a baby. (oglobo.globo.com, 13 Aug 2007)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F53 Final Round 2
Women's Discus Throw F53 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F33/34/51-53 Final Round 5
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 Final Round 9
Women's Javelin F33/34/52/53 Final Round 7
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F33/34/51-53 Final Round 3
Women's Javelin F33/34/52/53 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 Final Round 14
Women's Javelin F33/34/52/53 Final Round 16