With record-breaking of the Americas, paratleta Amazon won the world championship in weightlifting

Ele já havia conquistado o ouro no Mundial realizado na Cidade do México, two years ago.
12/07/2019 15h57 - Updated 12/07/2019 15h57

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The Amazon paratleta Weightlifting, Lucas Manoel Santos, from 17 years, He confirmed the favoritism and won on the morning of Friday (12/07), Nursultan suck, in Kazakhstan, the world championship in the junior category (up to 49kg), to raise 126 kilos in bench press. The first conquest, in 2017, to the current victory, which broke the record junior of the Americas that it was his, Lucas raised his mark on 26 kg.

"A sensational result, unprecedented in Olympic sport Amazonas. The work with the disabled athletes Amazonian marks our history. Congratulations to technical and government of Amazonas believes that these boys ", praised Caio André de Oliveira, Secretary of State for Youth, Sports and Recreation (Sejel).

Happy to another victory, Lucas, that's athlete of the Upper Amazon Income Training Center (Selecting), thanked those who supported him in this journey and said that many victories are yet to come. "I thank my mother, to friends who supported me, the coach of the Brazilian national team and my coach, who they trusted in my potential and helped me to get here. The training in Ctara were also essential to improve my performance, and it just motivates me to keep fighting for better results ", said the athlete, who wants to set an example for colleagues mode.

"I won over an important result for the Amazon, among many factors, why not give up my dreams. I hope to inspire other disabled athletes with this victory, and I will continue doing my best to represent the Amazon and Brazil as well as possible. And that's just the beginning", Lucas assured Santos.

Parapan American Games - According to the president of the Federation of Amazonas Paralympic Sport (Fepam) and Lucas coach, Getulio Son, the next competition should be paratleta, possibly, the Parapan American Games, to be held in July in Lima, no Peru.

"With the record breaking and this new achievement, Lucas has great chances of being drafted into the Parapan, which will be later this month, and even glimpse participate in the Olympic Games 2020. We will do our utmost to make this dream come true and this achievement can come to the Amazon ", finished.

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