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DA SILVA Gilberto
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age40
Height1.93 m
Weight 122 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Paloma Missias, one son
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing sitting volleyball in 2006.
Why this sport?
A friend encouraged him to get involved in the sport.
Club / Team
Clube dos Paraplegicos de Sao Paulo [CPSP]: Brazil
Name of coach
Fernando Guimaraes [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Giba (globoesporte.globo.com, 13 Sep 2016)
Impairment
In 2003 he lost his foot after his motorcycle collided with a train. (parana-online.com.br, 16 Aug 2007; maisdifferencas.org.br, 05 Jul 2007)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2012 Team  
4 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Team  
4 2018 Team