Ádria Santos

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Ádria Santos
2016 Paralympics opening ceremony, cauldron, Ádria Santos cr.jpg
Santos (right) at the 2016 Paralympics
Personal information
Born 11 August 1974 (1974-08-11) (age 43)
Nanuque, Brazil[1]
Sport Paralympic athletics
Disability class T11
Event(s) Sprint

Ádria Santos (born 11 August 1974) is a retired Paralympic sprinter from Brazil. Born nearly blind, she completely lost her vision by 1994. She competed in category T11 events at six consecutive Paralympics from 1988 to 2008 and won at least one medal on each occasion.[1] She was a final torch bearer at the 2016 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony.

In 2003 Santos married Rafael, a former pole vaulter who served as her guide and coach. The couple has a daughter.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ádria Santos. brasil2016.gov.br
  2. ^ Husband, rope help blind runner reach Paralympc podium. Chinadaily.com.cn (10 September 2008). Retrieved on 2016-09-18.