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Wallace Santos

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Residence
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He attended a Para sport project run by the Brazilian military police, where he met Brazilian Para javelin thrower Jonas Licurgo. He tried the sport and was invited to train by the coach.
Club / Team
Centro de Educacao Fisica da Policia Militar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro: Brazil

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Impairment
While working under a bus in 2007, a hydraulic jack collapsed and the vehicle landed on top of him. He fractured a vertebra in his lower back which resulted in paraplegia. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final Round 2016-09-16 10