Road to Rio

Dirceu Pinto
Boccia Brasil

Dirceu Pinto

Two-time Paralympic champion (2008 and 2012). Gold in men’s individual and doubles. Two gold medals at Lisbon 2010 World Championships
Full name: Dirceu José Pinto Date and location of birth: 18 September 1990 – Mogi das Cruzes (MG) – Brazil
Height: 1.80m Weight: 100kg
Challenge: waist muscular dystrophy Classification: boccia /BC4

Trivia

Started playing boccia aged 22 Intends to study psychology or physical education
Has two dalmations Pirata and Campeão Favourite film Norbit
Prefers gospel music Singers: Ana Paula Valadão and Aline Barros Likes to read the Bible Has read it seven times

Parallel work

Idols

Coordinates the “Mogi Paraolímpico” project, whose mission is to encourage people with disability out of their homes and to promote Paralympic sport in the city. Currently works with 220 athletes from 12 disciplines. Fernando Scherer
Novak Djokovic
Gustavo Borges
Dirceu Pinto
When I won my first gold medal, I didn’t know what to do. I could not hold back the emotion. I occupied the last position in the world ranking. I participate in the competition to try to win the bronze medal, but certainly I did not expect to win two gold medals.
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