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RODRIGUES BATISTA Laiana
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Age37
Height1.82 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
D
Further Personal Information
Residence
Manaus, BRA
Occupation
Sports Teacher
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Sport Studies - Educational Development Institute: Poços de Caldas, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing sitting volleyball in August 2014.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try the sport by the president of the Brazilian Association of Sitting Volleyball [ABVP].
Club / Team
SESI-SP: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Jose Agtonio Guedes Dantas [national], BRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Brazil
General Interest
Nicknames
Lala (Facebook profile, 21 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Lilian Valente, and her parents. (globoesporte.globo.com, 21 Dec 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We will never know how strong we are until we take action and fight." (Instagram profile, 26 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (globoesporte.globo.com, 21 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She has Guillain-Barre syndrome as a result of contracting dengue hemorrhagic fever in 2000. The condition causes muscle weakness in her right leg. (globoesporte.globo.com, 21 Dec 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a physical education teacher at the College of Military Police in Manaus, Brazil. (Facebook profile, 21 Aug 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 Team