Antônio Delfino

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Antônio Delfino
2016 Paralympics opening ceremony, cauldron, Delfino and Malsar cr.jpg
Delfino (back) at the 2016 Paralympics
Personal information
Born 11 August 1971 (1971-08-11) (age 45)
Redenção do Gurguéia, Brazil[1]
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Sport Paralympic athletics
Disability class T46
Event(s) Sprint

Antônio Delfino de Souza (born 11 August 1971) is a retired paralympic sprinter from Brazil. At the age of 17 de Souza had his right hand amputated after an accident at agricultural works. In 1992, he moved to Brasília, where he took up sprint running.[1] He competed in T46 sprint events at the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympics and won two gold and one silver medal in 2000 and 2004.[2] He was selected as a final Paralympic torch bearer at the 2016 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Antônio Delfino. brasil2016.gov.br
  2. ^ Antonio Souza. aralympic.org