20/07/2016 10h43 - Updated 20/07/2016 10h43

Amazonians disabled athletes win five medals at the Circuit Athletics Box and Swimming

With the result conquered index for the Brazilian Championship, in November.
Photo: Mauro Neto / Sejel
Photo: Mauro Neto / Sejel

Amazonians disabled athletes returned to highlight one of the most important competitions in the sporting calendar, Circuit Athletics Box and Swimming, which took place in São Paulo (SP), no last weekend. The delegation, comprising seven disabled athletes, Manaus reached early on Tuesday, day 19, displaying five medals, and a gold, one silver and three bronze, in addition to winning the index for the Brazilian Championship, What happens in November, in São Paulo.

For a season, the team has the Amazonas Government support, via the State Secretariat for Youth, Sports and leisure (Sejel). The highest place of the podium was occupied by Rivander Santos, that sank 11m54, by shot put, to compete in the category F36 (Carrier cerebral palsy). The paratleta was promise for Paralimpíadas 2016, but the dream ended up being postponed.

"The Rivander would need to have made at least 11m80, in order to qualify for the Palimpíadas. However, It was a positive result and now we align more workouts, work balance, strength and coordination, fight for national competitions and aim the Paralympic Games 2020. He has 21 years and can still achieve a lot ", said coach Joaquim Son.

Only representative of the Amazon in swimming, Jean Claude Days (S6 / cerebral palsy) won third place by Circuit. In Weight Throw, Dernival Santos (F12) He won the bronze medal and Cheine Araújo (F1), the same mode, It was also Thirdly, while Erilene Paiva won the silver in javelin. Carlos Santos e sight Bents, the Weightlifting, They were in fourth position.

"I was very happy with my achievement. In the last competition I participated in São Paulo I was very cold, but this time I managed to adapt better to the climate and win a place on the podium. Now it is to kill the family nostalgia and return to training on Thursday (21)”, commented Jean.

For the team supervisor, Getulio Son, the Amazon team fulfilled its mission to represent well the state. "Thank God, we had a very good participation in the competition, which brings together almost 800 athletes. In addition to the achievements of medals, still we had highlighted by winning the rating for the Brazilian, being the only one that stood out was the Carlos Santos ", He explained the technical, to emphasize that Erilene Paiva advanced in two meters your brand.

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