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CINTRA André
Sport Para alpine skiing, Para snowboard
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthSão Paulo, BRA
Height1.80 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Superior School of Advertising and Marketing [ESPM]: São Paulo, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He tried the sport a few times on his own after being encouraged by his friends, but did not begin training seriously until August 2012.
Why this sport?
He was competing in Para athletics and also did wakeboarding and other 'extreme' board sports when the Brazilian Snow Sports Federation noticed him. They thought he had good athletic capabilities and board skills, so they invited him to compete in the newly added Para snowboarding category at the national championships in 2012.
Name of coach
Ryan Rausch [personal], CAN, from 2017
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Chile
General Interest
Hobbies
Kite surfing, paddle surfing, mountain biking, wakeboarding, rafting. (globo.com, 02 Feb 2017; Instagram profile, 19 Jun 2017; bol.uol.com.br, 26 Jan 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The mind commands and the body obeys." (meetmundi.com, 26 Sep 2013)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Brazil's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (globo.com, 02 Feb 2017)
Impairment
At age 17 he was involved in a motorcycle accident, which resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. (cpb.org.br, 29 Jan 2013; espn.com.br, 18 Oct 2012; Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRSTS
He won Brazil's first ever Para snowboard World Cup medal by winning bronze in 2015 in Aspen, CO, United States. He also became the first Brazilian athlete to qualify for a Paralympic Winter Games, after securing his place at the 2014 Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 14 Jan 2015; cbdn.org.br, 19 Jul 2013)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a, athletes' commission member for the Brazilian Snow Sports Federation [CBDN]. (globo.com, 02 Feb 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
7 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:59.68
Paralympic Games - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
28 2014 Snowboardcross - Standing 2:42.07
10 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
10 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:07.88
World Cup Finals - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
6 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
6 2015/2016 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:25.16
15 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:39.50
13 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 2:47.19