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Thomaz Ruan de Moraes

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Residence
Jundiaí, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine in Jundiai, Brazil.
Club / Team
Programa de Esportes e Atividades Motoras Adaptadas [PEAMA]: Jundiaí, BRA
Name of coach
Thais Aoki Saito [PEAMA]

General interest

Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para sprinter Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos. (brasil2016.gov.br, 22 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named Outstanding Athlete of the Year in Para cross-country skiing by the Brazilian Winter Sports Confederation [CBDN]. (globoesporte.globo.com, 04 Jun 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming and in Para roller skiing with the Programa de Esportes e Atividades Motoras Adaptadas [PEAMA] club in Brazil. He has also represented Brazil in Para cross-country skiing at World Cup events in Finland, Germany, and Canada. (tvtecjundiai.com, 20 Jun 2019; jj.com.br, 10 Feb 2019, 14 Mar 2017; db.ipc-services.org, 16 Dec 2018; torcidajundiai.com.br, 21 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jundiai.sp.gov.br, 27 Feb 2020)
Impairment
He was born with a malformation to his right arm. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019; jj.com.br, 14 Mar 2017)
Other information
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
He has received the Bolsa Atleta [Athlete Grant] from the Brazilian Federal Government. "I was already training before [getting the grant], but it was not with the same intensity, with the same interest. In addition, I can be more involved in my personal life. Now I can help my mother and have better equipment." (rededoesporte.gov.br, 11 Apr 2019)