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DA SOUZA GOMES Felipe
Sport Para athletics
NPC Brazil   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthCampos, BRA
Height1.74 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Jorge Augusto Pereira
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Ana Gabriely Brito, son Daniel
Residence
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2003.
Why this sport?
He discovered athletics after playing football [5-a-side] and goalball.
Club / Team
Urece Esporte: Brazil
Training Regime
He trains six days per week, including three weight sessions.
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to the radio and pagode [Brazilian music], using social media, watching television. (paralympic.org, 12 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T11 200m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 17 Feb 2016)
Injuries
He suffered from a series of injuries while preparing for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org, 17 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
A school in the Tanque neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was named after him in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 04 Oct 2016)

He was named 2015 Best Para-athletics Competitor of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee [CPB]. (cpb.org.br, 09 Dec 2015)
Impairment
He has no vision as a result of congenital glaucoma, cataracts and a dislocated retina. He began losing his eyesight at age eight. (NOC Media Guide, 15 Aug 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008 100m T11 11.72
  2008 Triple Jump F11  DNS
12 2008 200m T11 23.90
  2008 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DSQ
1 2012 200m T11 22.97
Round 1 2012 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DSQ
3 2012 100m T11 11.27
2 2016 100m T11 11.08
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.37
2 2016 200m T11 22.52
2 2016 400m T11 50.38
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2006 100m T11 11.88
Semifinal 2006 200m T11  DNS
2 2006 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 44.32
10 2006 Long Jump F11 5.12
Semifinal 2013 200m T11 23.44
Semifinal 2013 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DSQ
2 2013 100m T11 11.68
2 2015 100m T11 11.28
4 2015 400m T11  DSQ
1 2015 200m T11 22.83
Heats 2015 4 x 100m Relay T11-13