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Viviane Soares

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Newton Junior

Further personal information

Family
Husband Felipe Gomes
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2006.
Why this sport?
Coach Fabio Dias De Oliveira Silva saw potential in her and asked her parents if she could compete.
Club / Team
Nauru: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Fabio Dias De Oliveira Silva [personal], BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Vivi (oglobo.globo.com, 26 Aug 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2009 she was named Young Athlete of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]. (urece.org.br, 28 Oct 2011)
Famous relatives
Her husband Felipe Gomes has represented Brazil in Para athletics. He has won seven Paralympic medals, including gold in the T11-13 4x100m relay at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and gold in the T11 200m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He has also won multiple world championship medals, including gold in the T11 200m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jun 2021; Facebook profile, 08 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 22 Sep 2020)
Impairment
She was born with hereditary glaucoma and has lost more than 80% of her sight. (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 09 Jun 2020; cpb.org.br, 01 Sep 2019)
Other information
CAREER BREAK
Due to an issue with her visual impairment classification, she was unable to compete in Para athletics for almost two years between 2013 and 2015. (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 09 Jun 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-03 7
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2012-09-05 5
Women's 100 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-06 6