Vanessa Cristina de Souza
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Praia Grande, BRA
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
Name of coach
Eduardo Leonel Martins [personal]
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (globoesporte.globo.com, 24 Apr 2018)
Her left leg was amputated following a motorcycle accident when she was age 24. (nauru.com.br, 08 Mar 2020)