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DOS SANTOS Marcelo
Sport Boccia
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age46
Height1.71 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
BC4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pinhais, BRA
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began to train in boccia in about 2007.
Why this sport?
He followed his younger brother Eliseu into the sport.
Club / Team
Associacao dos Deficientes Fisicos do Parana [ADFP]: Curitiba, BRA
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named 2015 Boccia Player of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]. (cpb.org.br, 09 Dec 2015)
Famous relatives
He and younger brother Eliseu won a silver medal in the BC4 mixed pairs at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (esportes.terra.com.br, 13 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (esportes.terra.com.br, 13 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born with Becker's muscular dystrophy. The condition causes loss of muscle mass and muscle weakness. His younger brother Eliseu was also born with the condition. (esportes.terra.com.br, 13 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 Pairs - BC4  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Pairs - BC4  
20 2014 Individual - BC4  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
17 2015 Individual - BC4  
17 2015 Individual - BC4  
13 2016 Individual - BC4  
14 2016 Individual - BC4  
66 2018 Individual - BC4  
66 2018 Individual - BC4  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2016 Individual - BC4