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Vitor Antonio de Jesus

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Family
Daughters Sophia and Liz
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport as a child.
Why this sport?
He initially played football, but switched to Para athletics, which was also practised at the same venue.
Club / Team
Associacao Niteroiense dos Deficientes Fisicos [ANDEF]: São Gonçalo, BRA
Name of coach
Cosme do Nascimento [personal]

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T37 200m and 400m at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jun 2021; Olimpiada Todo Dia YouTube channel, 26 Aug 2019)
Injuries
He injured a muscle in his left thigh during the final of the T37 200m at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. He still won gold despite limping across the line. (Facebook profile, 03 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A quiet mind avoids big mistakes." (Facebook profile, 04 Aug 2019)
Other sports
He won the Brazilian Para football seven-a-side national championship in 2017, playing for the ANDEF team. (Facebook profile, 26 Jan 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 10 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy, which affects the left side of his body. (cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019)