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Terezinha Santos

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Natal, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

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

International debut

Year
1997
Competing for
Brazil
Location
England

General interest

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)
Milestones
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)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017; portalolimpico.org, 05 Aug 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 60.00kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 67.00kg Final 2017-12-06 10