Road to Rio

In 2016, the world’s best Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be in Rio de Janeiro to star in the greatest sporting show on the planet. Until then, their lives will be full of training, sweat, discipline and determination.

While they prepare themselves, you can get to know a little more about them. You will be inspired by their achievements, amused by some trivia, identify with their hobbies and be moved by their journeys. Every week, a new star. Stay tuned!

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  • Arianna Errigo

    Arianna Errigo

    Individual silver and team gold at London 2012

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  • Arthur Zanetti

    Arthur Zanetti

    Gold in artistic gymnastics rings at London 2012

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  • Bruna Alexandre

    Bruna Alexandre

    Eight-time stage winner of
    the Para Table Tennis World
    Championships

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  • Cesar Cielo

    Cesar Cielo

    Olympic champion in the men’s 50m freestyle at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games;

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  • Daniel Dias

    Daniel Dias

    Brazilian record holder with 15 Paralympic medals (Beijing 2008 – 4 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze; London 2012 – 6 golds)

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  • Dirceu Pinto

    Dirceu Pinto

    Two-time Paralympic champion (2008 and 2012). Gold in men’s individual and doubles.

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  • Fernando Fernandes

    Fernando Fernandes

    Four-time world champion, two-time Pan-American champion and three-time South American champion

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  • Guilherme Dias

    Guilherme Dias

    Bronze medal at 2013
    World Taekwondo
    Championships in
    Puebla, Mexico

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  • Jefinho Gonçalves

    Jefinho Gonçalves

    Two-time Paralympic champion (Beijing 2008 and London 2012)

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  • Jorge Zarif

    Jorge Zarif

    Champion at 2013 Finn Gold Cup in Tallinn and 2013 Finn Junior World Championships

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  • Laura Trott

    Laura Trott

    Two gold medals at London 2012 Olympic Games (team pursuit and omnium )

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  • Marcelo Collet

    Marcelo Collet

    Eight medals at the Parapan American Games

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  • Martine Grael

    Martine Grael

    Second place at 2013 world championships
    Gold medal at 2014 Brazil Sailing Cup

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  • Michele Ferreira

    Michele Ferreira

    Bronze medallist at London 2012 and Beijing 2008

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  • Poliana Okimoto

    Poliana Okimoto

    10km champion at 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona

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  • Rafaela Silva

    Rafaela Silva

    Gold medallist at the 2013
    world championships and
    silver in 2011

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  • Robson Conceição

    Robson Conceição

    Silver medallist at the
    2013 world
    championships

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  • Rodney Hawkins

    Rodney Hawkins

    Guadalajara 2011
    Parapan American
    Games silver medallist

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  • Rodrigo Marques

    Rodrigo Marques

    Third in world rankings and first in Brazilian rankings

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  • Romário Marques

    Romário Marques

    Guadalajara 2011 Parapan
    American Games gold
    medallist

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  • Sheilla Castro

    Sheilla Castro

    Two-time Olympic
    champion

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  • Shingo Kunieda

    Shingo Kunieda

    Two-time Paralympic men’s singles champion (London 2012 and Beijing 2008)

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  • Terezinha Guilhermina

    Terezinha Guilhermina

    Gold medallist at London 2012 (100m and 200m) and Beijing 2008 (200m) Paralympic Games

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  • Tony Azevedo

    Tony Azevedo

    Four-time Olympian and silver medallist at Beijing 2008

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  • Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt

    Six-time Olympic gold medallist (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay in London 2012 and Beijing 2008)

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  • Verônica Hipólito

    Verônica Hipólito

    Gold in the 200m and silver in the 100m at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon

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  • Yane Marques

    Yane Marques

    London 2012 bronze medallist in modern pentathlon

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  • Zahra Nemati

    Zahra Nemati

    Gold medallist in
    women’s individual
    recurve W1/W2 at the
    London 2012 Paralympic
    Games

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