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Thalita Vitoria Simplicio Da Silva

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Felipe Veloso

Further personal information

Residence
Natal, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Potiguar University: Natal, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012 as part of a project run by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee.
Why this sport?
She practised karate, swimming, and ballet dancing when she was younger. After being spotted by athletics coach Felipe Veloso, she combined ballet with sprinting before deciding to focus solely on athletics.
Club / Team
Associacao de Deficientes Visuais do Rio Grande do Norte [ADEVIRN]: Natal, BRA
Name of coach
Felipe Veloso [personal]

General interest

Nicknames
Tata (esporteescolar.com.br, 15 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ge.globo.com, 28 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Guide and coach Felipe Veloso. (ge.globo.com, 28 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"People should never give up on their dreams." (unp.br, 17 Oct 2019)
Awards and honours
She was voted the 2021 Fans' Para Athlete of the Year at the Awards Gala of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee. (agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br, 09 Feb 2022)

She was one of 14 athletes honoured by the government of Rio Grande do Norte state in Brazil in recognition of their performances at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (blogdedaltroemerenciano.com.br, 21 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with diminished vision and lost all of her sight at age 12. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 3 2015-10-22 3
Women's 400 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-23 3
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-24 9999
Women's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2015-10-29 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2016-09-14 2
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-15 1
Women's 400 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-16 9999
Women's Long Jump T11 Final Round 2016-09-16 5