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Vanessa Cristina de Souza

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Praia Grande, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - Metropolitan University of Santos: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began practising athletics eight months after her motorcycle accident.
Why this sport?
While waiting at a bus stop, she was approached by a physical education teacher, who invited her to try Para sport. She initially tried javelin and discus, but later switched to wheelchair racing.
Club / Team
Nauru: Brazil
Name of coach
Eduardo Leonel Martins [personal]

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Nottwil, SUI

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (globoesporte.globo.com, 24 Apr 2018)
Impairment
Her left leg was amputated following a motorcycle accident when she was age 24. (nauru.com.br, 08 Mar 2020)