SANTOS Maciel

5 Sep 1985
36
Male
BC2
CRATEUS
 
Brazil
MOGI DAS CRUZES
 
Brazil

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
BOC Boccia Individual - BC2 3 Bronze Medal
Team - BC1/BC2 5

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 5
BRA
SANTOS MSANTOS Maciel
 Sport Class: BC2
11
KOR
LEE YLEE Yongjin
 Sport Class: BC2
0
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 1
BRA
SANTOS MSANTOS Maciel
 Sport Class: BC2
6
ARG
CRISTALDO LCRISTALDO Luis
 Sport Class: BC2
1
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 3
BRA
SANTOS MSANTOS Maciel
 Sport Class: BC2
8
GBR
TAGGART CTAGGART Claire
 Sport Class: BC2
1
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 2
BRA
SANTOS MSANTOS Maciel
 Sport Class: BC2
6
HKG
YEUNG HLYEUNG Hiu Lam
 Sport Class: BC2
5
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 6
JPN
SUGIMURA HSUGIMURA Hidetaka
 Sport Class: BC2
3
BRA
SANTOS MSANTOS Maciel
 Sport Class: BC2
2
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 4
THA
SAENGAMPA WSAENGAMPA Worawut
 Sport Class: BC2
3
BRA
SANTOS MSANTOS Maciel
 Sport Class: BC2
4
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 2
BRA
Brazil
2
POR
Portugal
9
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 2
BRA
Brazil
5
SVK
Slovakia
4
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 3
BRA
Brazil
6
KOR
Republic of Korea
3
Finished
Ariake Gymnastics Centre - Court 4
JPN
Japan
6
BRA
Brazil
4
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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RankEventYearLocation
Paralympic Games
1Individual - BC22012London, GBR
6Team - BC1/BC22016Rio de Janeiro, BRA
8Team - BC1/BC22012London, GBR
11Individual - BC22016Rio de Janeiro, BRA
World Championships
2Team - BC1/BC22014Beijing, CHN
3Individual - BC22014Beijing, CHN
4Team - BC1/BC22018Liverpool, GBR
11Individual - BC22018Liverpool, GBR
15Individual - BC22006Rio de Janeiro, BRA
18Individual - BC22010Lisbon, POR
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Athlete
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Wife Daniela Miranda, son Matheus
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Portuguese
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Associacao Desportiva de Mogi das Cruzes [ADMC] [Brazil]
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He began playing boccia at age 11, and was competing internationally by age 14. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019; brasil2016.gov.br, 06 Jul 2015; surtoolimpico.com.br, 01 Sep 2019)
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He was introduced to the sport by a friend who was doing physiotherapy with him. (opovo.com.br, 03 Sep 2016)
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He trains six to eight hours a day. (paralympic.org, 23 Jul 2019)
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He was named Boccia Athlete of the Year at the Brazilian Paralympic Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jan 2014, 01 Jan 2015, 01 Jan 2016, 01 Jan 2019, 16 Dec 2019)

He was flag bearer for the Brazilian team at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (surtoolimpico.com.br, 01 Sep 2019)

He carried the Olympic torch through Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, as part of the relay ahead of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (globoesporte.globo.com, 13 Jul 2016)

General Interest

Classification
BC2 (worldboccia.com, 05 Aug 2021)

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019)

Origin of Impairment
Congenital (brasil2016.gov.br, 06 Jul 2015)

Impairment Details
He was born with cerebral palsy. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019; brasil2016.gov.br, 06 Jul 2015)

General
DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENT
His ambition to win gold in front of a home crowd at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was ended when he was eliminated in the pool stages of the individual BC2 competition. He also did not manage to win a medal at the 2018 World Championships in Liverpool, England, but in 2019 he said he had learned how to better cope with disappointment. "Failures are a stepping stone to make bigger jumps in my professional race. I really wished to become a champion at Rio 2016 on my home ground because it would be the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I felt frustration at [the 2018 World Championships] because I had prepared as well as I did in 2014 [when he won individual bronze at the world championships]. But I realised how much the level of the world championships had increased, after analysing it more calmly. I should train more and more in order not to be left behind in my category. Each competition is different, so I should never think as if previous success must be repeated. No matter how hard you work, you won't be always able to reach your final goals. But you should keep holding your head up high and start all over again because we athletes don't have time to lament for each failure." (paralympic.org, 23 Jul 2019)

Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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