Yohansson Nascimento

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Yohansson Nascimento
Medal record
Track and field (T45)
Competitor for  Brazil
Paralympic Games
Gold 2012 London 200m - T46
Silver 2008 Beijing 4x100m - T42-46
Silver 2012 London 400m - T46
Bronze 2008 Beijing 100m - T46
IPC Athletics World Championships
Gold 2011 Christchurch 100m - T46
Gold 2013 Lyon 200m - T46
Silver 2011 Christchurch 200m - T46
Silver 2013 Lyon 4x100m - T42-46
Bronze 2011 Christchurch 4x100m - T42-46
Bronze 2013 Lyon 100m - T46
Parapan American Games
Gold 2011 Guadalajara 100m - T46
Gold 2011 Guadalajara 200m - T46

Yohansson Nascimento (born 25/09/1987) is an athlete and Paralympian from Brazil competing mainly in T45/46 sprint events. He was born without both his hands,[1] and is classified T45. He started athletics in 2005.[1]

Nascimento competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There, he won a silver medal in the men's 4 x 100 metre relay - T42-46 event, a bronze medal in the men's 100 metres - T46 event, finished fifth in the men's 200 metres - T46 event and went out in the first round of the men's 400 metres - T46 event.

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, he won a gold medal in the men's 200 metres T46 event, breaking the T45 world record twice in the process.[2] He won a silver medal in the T46 400m event, also in T45 world record time.[3] He set a third T45 world record in his 100m heat[4] but in the final he pulled up injured and fell to the track. His determination to cross the finish line regardless was selected Number 9 in the IPC's Top 50 Paralympic Moments of 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yohansson Nascimento conquista segundo ouro brasileiro no atletismo com recorde mundial". FC Assessoria Esportiva. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "London 2012 Paralympic Games - Athletics - Men's 200 m T46". International Paralympic Committee. 
  3. ^ "London 2012 Paralympic Games - Athletics - Men's 400 m T46". International Paralympic Committee. 
  4. ^ "Men's 100m - T46: Heats". London 2012 Paralympics. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "No. 9: Injured Nascimento limps to the finish line". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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