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PINTO Dirceu
Sport Boccia
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthFrancisco Morato, BRA
Height1.82 m
Weight 115 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
BC4
Further Personal Information
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Coordinator
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing boccia at age 22.
Why this sport?
A teacher encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Trabalho de Apoio ao Deficiente [TRADEF]: Mogi das Cruzes, BRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (esportedefato.com.br, 26 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (moginews.com.br, 09 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmers Fernando Scherer and Gustavo Borges, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. (rio2016.com, 2014)
Awards and honours
He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. His leg of the relay was in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. (maquinadoesporte.uol.com.br, 13 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born with muscular dystrophy, but the condition did not become evident until he was age 12. (sentidos.uol.com.br, 09 Dec 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as a Para sports coordinator for the municipality of Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil. (Facebook profile, 25 Apr 2017; folha.uol.com.br, 14 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 Individual - BC4  
1 2008 Pairs - BC4  
1 2012 Pairs - BC4  
1 2012 Individual - BC4  
2 2016 Pairs - BC4  
13 2016 Individual - BC4  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2010 Individual - BC4  
1 2010 Pairs - BC4  
2 2014 Pairs - BC4  
5 2014 Individual - BC4  
17 2018 Individual - BC4  
12 2018 Pairs - BC4  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 Individual - BC4  
7 2015 Individual - BC4  
7 2016 Individual - BC4  
13 2016 Individual - BC4  
25 2018 Individual - BC4  
25 2018 Individual - BC4  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 Individual - BC4