Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1996 in Natal, Brazil.
Why this sport?
She was invited to try the sport by some of her friends.
Club / Team
Sociedade Amigos do Deficiente Fisico do Rio Grande do Norte [SADEF-RN]: Natal, BRA
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the 67kg weight category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Williams. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To dream and never give up." (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
She became the first female athlete to represent Brazil in powerlifting at the Paralympic Games when she competed at the 2000 Games in Sydney. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Nov 2018; portalolimpico.org, 05 Aug 2017)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017; portalolimpico.org, 05 Aug 2017)
|Women's Up to 60.00kg||Final||2010-07-28||9999|
|Women's -67 kg||Final Round||2016-09-11||5|
|Women's Up to 67.00kg||Final||2017-12-06||10|