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RUAN DE MORAES Thomaz
Sport Para athletics, Para cross-country
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age19
Place of BirthJundiaí, BRA
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47
Further Personal Information
Residence
Jundiaí, BRA
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine in Jundiai, Brazil.
Club / Team
Jundiai-SP [BRA] / Programa de Esportes e Atividades Motoras Adaptadas [PEAMA]:
Name of coach
Thais Aoki Saito [PEAMA]
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para sprinter Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos. (brasil2016.gov.br, 22 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named Outstanding Athlete of the Year in Para cross-country skiing by the Brazilian Winter Sports Confederation [CBDN]. (globoesporte.globo.com, 04 Jun 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming and in Para roller skiing with the Programa de Esportes e Atividades Motoras Adaptadas [PEAMA] club in Brazil. He has also represented Brazil in Para cross-country skiing at World Cup events in Finland, Germany and Canada. (tvtecjundiai.com, 20 Jun 2019; jj.com.br, 10 Feb 2019, 14 Mar 2017; db.ipc-services.org, 16 Dec 2018; torcidajundiai.com.br, 21 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jundiai.sp.gov.br, 27 Feb 2020)
Impairment
He was born with a malformation to his right arm. (jj.com.br, 14 Mar 2017)
Other information
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
He has received the Bolsa Atleta [Athlete Grant] from the Brazilian Federal Government, which he believes has allowed him to train better. "I was already training before [getting the grant], but it was not with the same intensity, with the same interest. In addition, I can be more involved in my personal life. Now I can help my mother and have better equipment." (rededoesporte.gov.br, 11 Apr 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 400m T47  DSQ
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 400m T47 48.27