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DA SILVA MARANGNE Altair
Sport Para cross-country
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthJundiaí, BRA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - Anhanguera University of Jundiai: Brazil
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2016.
Why this sport?
Two years after his accident he joined PEAMA, an adaptive sports programme in Jundiai, Brazil, where he was introduced to several sports. He discovered Para Nordic skiing during a sport demonstration of the Brazilian Snow Sports Confederation for members of the PEAMA programme.
Training Regime
He trains every day in athletics and roller skiing. He also does strength training in the evenings.
General Interest
Hobbies
Handbiking, swimming, kayaking, producing videos. (conteudo.solotudo.com.br, 29 Sep 2020; g1.globo.com, 25 Feb 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics and roller skiing at national level in Brazil. (conteudo.solotudo.com.br, 29 Sep 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (YouTube channel, 29 Jun 2019)
Impairment
He was involved in a road accident in 2011 while returning home from his mechanical engineering classes. He sustained facial injuries, fractured four ribs and two vertebrae in his spine. The spinal injuries resulted in paraplegia. (Facebook profile, 08 Dec 2020; jornaldacidade.com.br, 22 Feb 2019; conteudo.solotudo.com.br, 29 Sep 2020)
Other information
ADVICE CHANNEL
In 2012 he created a channel on YouTube to post videos about his daily life by sharing tips and advice for people with impairments. "I found that 'good' thing that I have to do in life: helping people with an impairment and those who think that life just finished. No matter how big challenges are, it is possible to overcome them and be a happy person." (conteudo.solotudo.com.br, 29 Sep 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.