Athlete 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.

Athlete Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Athlete Other Sports: He competes in handcycling, para-triathlon, and para-skiing at international level. He competed in para-cross-country at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi after first trying the sport in 2012 in Ostersund, Sweden.

Athlete Education: Communications, Media Production - University Sant'Anna, Sao Paulo, BRA

Athlete Hobbies: Films, watching and playing sports in general.

Athlete Coach: Tiago Gorgatti

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