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Yagonny Reis de Sousa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Family
Partner Damaris, son Nicholas
Residence
Praia Grande, BRA
Occupation
Administrator, Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Administration Studies - Salgado de Oliveira University [UNIVERSO]: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 at the Nitoroiense Association of the Physically Disabled [ANDEF] in Niteroi, Brazil.
Why this sport?
During his rehabilitation, a psychologist he was working with suggested he try athletics. He went to the ANDEF club and discovered he was good at it.
Club / Team
Associacao Niteroiense dos Deficientes Fisicos [ANDEF]: Niterói, BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking the world record in the T45 800m. (globo.com, 08 Nov 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I've always liked a challenge and doing things that push me." (globo.com, 08 Nov 2012)
Impairment
Both his arms were amputated below the elbow after he was electrocuted while at work in 2010. "I was installing an iron frame when it touched a wire and sent 12,900 volts through my hands." (andef.org.br, 13 Feb 2012)