Fernando Aranha H2

  • Brazil
  • Born: 1978
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Rankings
Paratriathlon Ranking 4
Starts
20
Podiums
9
Wins
5
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-skiing and para-triathlon. In Sochi 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 flag bearer on the closing ceremony.

Recent Highlights

- Winner of the 2017 Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships;
- 4th place at the 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 7th place at the 2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 7th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games; and
- 10th place at the 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships.  

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Latest Athlete Results
6
2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam
14 Sep, 2017 - PTWC Men - 01:12:15
4
2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series
28 Jul, 2017 - PTWC Men - 01:13:36
7
2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series
13 May, 2017 - PTWC Men - 01:07:22
1
2017 Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships
11 Mar, 2017 - PTWC Men - 01:03:31
7
2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games
10 Sep, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:06:51
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Fernando
Family Name Aranha H2
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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