Yohansson Nascimento

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Yohansson Nascimento
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Yohansson Nascimento at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Born (1987-09-25) 25 September 1987 (age 29)
Maceió, Brazil
Residence São Paulo
Sport
Country  Brazil
Sport Paralympic athletics
Disability class T46
Coached by Amaury Verissimo (national)
Achievements and titles
Paralympic finals 2012 London

Yohansson Nascimento (born 25 September 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 T46.[2] He started athletics in 2005.[1]

Personal history[edit]

Nasciemento resides in Maceió and is married to Talita. He was named after former Formula One driver Stefan Johansson.[2]

Athletics career[edit]

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.[3] He won a silver medal in the T46 400m event, also in T45 world record time.[4] He set a third T45 world record in his 100m heat[5] 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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yohansson Nascimento conquista segundo ouro brasileiro no atletismo com recorde mundial". FC Assessoria Esportiva. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Nasciamento Yohansson". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "London 2012 Paralympic Games – Athletics – Men's 200 m T46". International Paralympic Committee. 
  4. ^ "London 2012 Paralympic Games – Athletics – Men's 400 m T46". International Paralympic Committee. 
  5. ^ "Men's 100 m T46: Heats". London 2012 Paralympics. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "No. 9: Injured Nascimento limps to the finish line". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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