Fernando Aranha

  • Brazil
  • Born: 1978
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Rankings
Paratriathlon Ranking 7
Paralympics Ranking 6
Starts
16
Podiums
8
Wins
4
Biography

His impairment is the result of polio, an illness he contracted at age four. At age 16, a friend suggested he try wheelchair basketball. After running away from the orphanage in which he lived to find a team in Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, he also started to try other sports, among them para-skying and para-triathlon. In Sochi in 2014, along with his teammate Andre Perreira, he was part of the first delegation of athletes from Brazil to compete at a Paralympic Winter Games, and was also the Brazil’s flagbearer on the closing ceremony.

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Latest Athlete Results
7
2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games
10 Sep, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:06:51
10
2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships
23 Jul, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:12:26
2
2016 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event
14 May, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:05:10
9
2016 Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event
20 Mar, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:23:50
2
2016 Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships
13 Mar, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:03:50
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Fernando
Family Name Aranha
Representing BRA
Year of Birth 1978
Place of Birth Sao Paulo
Residence Cotia, Brazil
Coach Tiago Gorgatti
Hobbies Films, watching and playing sports in general.
Website http://www.wheelers.com.br/
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Fernando's next event
11 Mar, 2017
2017 Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships
Sarasota, FL - Nathan…, United States • Start List
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