Fernando Reis

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Fernando Reis
Fernando Reis 2016.jpg
Reis in 2016
Personal information
Full name Fernando Reis
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Born (1990-03-10) March 10, 1990 (age 27)
São Paulo, São Paulo
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 146 kg (322 lb)[1]
Sport
Sport Weightlifting
Club Pinheiros
Coached by Luis López[2]

Fernando Saraiva Reis (born March 10, 1990) is a Brazilian weightlifter. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics[3] and qualified for the 2016 Rio Games.[1]

Career[edit]

Reis placed 12th at the 2012 Olympics in the +105 kg event.[3] In this same weight category, Reis won a gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games and became the first Brazilian weightlifter to win a gold medal in Pan American Games. He won a silver medal at the 2010 South American Games.[4][5]

In 2015, Reis won the gold medal at the Pan American Games with the championship record and Brazilian record (Snatch: 192 kg, Clean and jerk: 235 kg, Total: 427 kg).[6] Reis finished in 10th at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships and he broken the Brazilian record in snatch with 195 kg.[7]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics he did a great participation, finishing 5th in the Men's +105 kg, and breaking the Americas record (195 in Snatch and 240 in Clean & Jerk, total 435 kg).[8]

Personal life[edit]

Reis took up weightlifting aged 11. He is a fan of car racing, his idol in sport is Ayrton Senna.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fernando Saraiva Reis. rio2016.com
  2. ^ a b Fernando Saraiva Reis. cob.org.br
  3. ^ a b Fernando Reis. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ "Fernando Reis made history for Brazil". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "My son made me proud". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2015 Toronto". Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Russo quebra recorde mundial e leva o ouro; Fernando Reis termina em 11º". globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). November 28, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Fernando Reis faz melhor marca da carreira, mas fica a 13kg do bronze". globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). August 16, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016.