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Terezinha Guilhermina

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Rafael Lazarini, from 2015; Rodrigo Chieregatto, from 2015

Further personal information

Residence
Maringá, BRA
Languages
German, Portuguese, English
Higher education
Psychology - Central University of Maringa [CESUMAR]: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 22 at a small club near her house.
Why this sport?
"At first I decided to swim, but only because I had a bathing suit. What I really wanted was to do athletics, but I had no shoes to wear. That was when my sister, who was a maid, gave me the ones she had."
Name of coach
Daniel Biscola
Training Regime
She trains five hours a day from Monday to Saturday.

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Lille, FRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and obtaining a world record in the final of the 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (esporteessencial.com.br, 14 Apr 2015; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, Brazilian footballer Pele. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011; esporteessencial.com.br, 14 Apr 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always takes a cold shower before her races. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The next medal is always more important than the current one." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was selected as Brazil's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (cpb.org.br, 06 Aug 2015)

She was named the Brazilian Female Paralympian of the Year at the 2014 Brazilian Paralympic Awards. (rio2016.com, 10 Dec 2014)

She was named the 2012 Athlete of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]. (uol.com.br, 19 Dec 2012)
Other sports
She has competed in goalball at national level. (rio2016.com, 12 Oct 2014)
Impairment
She was born with retinitis pigmentosa. Four of her brothers also have the condition. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2011; espnw.espn.uol.com.br, 23 Mar 2017)
Other information
GUIDE CHANGE
In late 2015 she ended her partnership with guide Guilherme Santana after five years of competing together. She took on Rafael Lazarini and Rodrigo Chieregatto as her new guides. "It was a necessary change with a focus on improving performance. As I had done this kind of change four months before the 2011 [World Championships], I thought it is important now. New blood on the team, a different motivation." (fatoonline.com.br, 12 Apr 2016)

GUIDED BY BOLT
During an event in Brazil in April 2015, she was guided by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who received tips on how to guide her. "He guided well. I asked him to not hold on very tightly and to lower his hand, because he's very tall. But he did everything correctly." (folhavitoria.com.br, 18 Apr 2015)

TRADEMARK
She is known for the colourful blindfolds she uses during competition. (mulheres-incriveis.blogspot.co.uk, 02 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 3
Women's 400 m T12 Final B 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 4 1
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 2 1
Women's 400 m T12 Final A 2
Women's 200 m T11 Final A 1
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 4 1
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 3 1
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final A 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 3 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final A 2
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 3 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final A 1
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 2 1
Women's 400 m T12 Final A 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 4 2
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 2
Women's 400 m T12 Final A 3
Women's 800 m T12 Heat 2 4
Women's 1500 m T12 Final Round 7
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 3 2011-01-22 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final 2011-01-23 1
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-24 1
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-25 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final 2011-01-25 1
Women's 400 m T11 Final 2011-01-26 1
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-28 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2012-09-01 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-02 1
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 4 2012-09-02 2
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2012-09-02 1
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 2
Women's 400 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-04 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 1
Women's 100 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-23 1
Women's 400 m T11 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 1
Women's 400 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-25 1
Women's 200 m T11 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-27 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2015-10-22 2
Women's 400 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-23 2
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 4 2015-10-24 1
Women's 200 m T11 Semifinal 2 2015-10-25 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-27 2
Women's 100 m T11 Semifinal 1 2015-10-27 5
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2015-10-31 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2016-09-08 2
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Women's 100 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-09 9999
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 5 2016-09-12 1
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Women's 200 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-13 9999
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2016-09-14 2
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2016-09-15 1
Women's 400 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-16 3