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Yeltsin Jacques

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F11, T11

Further personal information

Family
Wife Janayna
Residence
Campo Grande, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education - Estacio de Sa University: Brazil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 16 in Campo Grande, Brazil.
Why this sport?
He practised Para judo before switching to Para athletics. "I started running with a friend who was blind and liked to run as preparation for judo. But I fell in love, dropped judo and began Para athletics."
Club / Team
Associacao Desportiva para Deficientes [ADD]: São Paulo, BRA

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian marathon runner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2016 he contracted mumps and sustained an injury which prevented him from training for four months. He returned to competition at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (O Estado, 16 Jul 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (O Estado, 16 Jul 2021)
Impairment
He has 5% vision as the result of a congenital retinal condition. (O Estado, 16 Jul 2021; cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T12 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 3
Men's 800 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-22 3
Men's 1500 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Men's 5000 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-29 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-11 11
Men's 5000 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-15 5