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Vanderson Alves Da Silva

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
In 2003 he discovered the local sports club for people with impairments, ANDEF, and decided to try athletics.
Club / Team
Associacao Niteroiense dos Deficientes Fisicos [ANDEF]: Niterói, BRA
Name of coach
Cosme Nascimento [club], BRA; Amaury Wagner Verissimo [national], BRA

General interest

Impairment
At age 15 he was hit by a train while playing with his friends, which resulted in his left leg being amputated. (andef.org.br, 18 Aug 2007; esporte.gov.br, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 2012-08-31 13
Men's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 15