Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Campo Grande, BRA
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
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian marathon runner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
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)
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (O Estado, 16 Jul 2021)
He has 5% vision as the result of a congenital retinal condition. (O Estado, 16 Jul 2021; cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019)
|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|
|Men's 1500 m T13||Final 1||2015-10-26||5|
|Men's 5000 m T13||Final 1||2015-10-29||6|
|Men's 1500 m T13||Final Round||2016-09-11||11|
|Men's 5000 m T13||Final Round||2016-09-15||5|