Antônio Tenório Silva

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Antonio Tenorio Silva)
Jump to: navigation, search
Antônio Tenório Silva
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  Brazil
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta –86 kg
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney –90 kg
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens –100 kg
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing –100 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London –100 kg
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro –100 kg

Antônio Tenório da Silva (born 24 October 1970)[1] is a Brazilian judoka. As a child, he lost the vision in his left eye from an accident while playing with a slingshot. Six years later, an infection claimed the vision in his right eye, leaving him completely blind at the age of 19.[2]

He has participated in four Summer Paralympics and has won gold each time. With his win at the 2008 Games, he became the first person to win four consecutive Paralympic gold medals in judo.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Biography – SILVA Antonio Tenorio". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  2. ^ Lopes, Lello (2004-09-20). "Judoca Antônio Tenório conquista o segundo ouro brasileiro" (in Portuguese). Universo Online. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Antonio Tenorio Silva makes Judo history". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008-09-09. Retrieved 2008-09-29.