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.
Latest Athlete Results
|7||10 Sep, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:06:51|
|10||23 Jul, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:12:26|
|2||14 May, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:05:10|
|9||20 Mar, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:23:50|
|2||13 Mar, 2016 - Men's PT1 - 01:03:50|
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