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LOPES SANTANA Tayane Cristina
Sport Para dance sport
NPC Brazil   
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Belém, BRA
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Federal University of Para: Belém, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began taking ballet lessons at age 18 in Ourem, Brazil, and took up contemporary dance in 2012.
Why this sport?
The sport allowed her to feel free. "It was my chance to take off."
Club / Team
Companhia do Nosso Jeito: Belém, BRA
General Interest
She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma [bone cancer] at age 10, which resulted in her left leg being amputated above the knee. She first experienced pain in her leg after being hit in the knee during a game of 'tacobol'. As the pain and mobility in her leg worsened, she underwent tests at hospital where she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. (, 02 Mar 2018)

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