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Tito Sena

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Family
Sons Matheus and Lucas
Residence
Goiânia, BRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running in 1989, and first competed in para-athletics at age 36.
Why this sport?
He wanted to be a football player and started running to improve his conditioning.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Rio de Janeiro

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T46 category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (globoesporte.globo.com, 09 Sep 2012)
Injuries
He won a silver medal in the marathon at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing despite a partially-ruptured Achilles tendon. (globoesporte.globo.com, 09 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To become an athlete scout. (cpb.org.br, 22 Jun 2010)
Impairment
In 2003 his right arm was crushed in a packaging machine accident at the drinks factory where he worked. (oglobo.globo.com, 09 Sep 2012)
Other information
COMEBACK
He needed six operations after his accident and spent six months recuperating. He had to take steroids, gained 12kg and became depressed. "It was the hardest moment of my life. The world for me had ended, I had no more self-confidence." With the support of his family, he lost the weight and eventually returned to training. (oglobo.globo.com, 09 Sep 2012; runnersworld.abril.com.br, 13 Mar 2013)

DEDICATION
He dedicated his gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London to his sons Matheus and Lucas. (oglobo.globo.com, 09 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T46 Final Round 10
Men's Marathon T46 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T46 Final Round 9
Men's Marathon T46 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T46 Final 2011-01-30 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T46 Final Round 2012-09-09 1