Road to Rio

Rodrigo Marques
Powerlifting Brazil

Rodrigo Marques

Third in world rankings and first in Brazilian rankings Gold medallist at 2013 International Powerlifting Open. Raised the category record to 200kg, breaking his own mark (192kg)
Full name: Rodrigo Rosa de Carvalho Marques Date and location of birth: 13 September 1985 – Uberlândia (MG) - Brazil
Height: 1.62m Weight: 86kg
Challenge: lost movement in his legs after an accident aged two Category: -88kg


Started competing at 18 Tatooed on his chest “You should smile when you want to cry”
Likes to dismantle things to see how they work Have taken apart notebooks, TVs, sound systems Collects remote control cars
Musical ability Plays tambourine, timba and cavaquinho Favourite films Saint Seiya manga series



Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
1-7pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9am-12pm.
Alex Whitaker
Terezinha Guilhermina
Rodrigo Marques
My preparation for the Rio 2016 Games is going well. I want to win a medal. If I win, it will be the first Brazilian medal in powerlifting at the Paralympic Games. If I succeed, it will be a party. Pay attention, Rio: here come the warriors.
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Alan Oliveira
Alexandra Nascimento
Anderson Varejão
Arianna Errigo
Arthur Zanetti
Bruna Alexandre
Bruno Soares
Cesar Cielo
Chad le Clos
Chris Bond
DJ Forbes
Daniel Dias
Daniele Bernardes
Dirceu Pinto
Everton Lopes
Feng Panfeng
Fernando Fernandes
Fernando Portugal
Guilherme Dias
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Jefinho Gonçalves
Jorge Zarif
Laura Trott
Lee Pearson
Marcelo Collet
Martine Grael
Michele Ferreira
Nicola Adams
Poliana Okimoto
Rafaela Silva
Ricardo Santos
Robson Conceição
Rodney Hawkins
Rodrigo Marques
Rodrigo Pessoa
Romário Marques
Sheilla Castro
Shingo Kunieda
Sophie Pascoe
Terezinha Guilhermina
Tom Daley
Tony Azevedo
Usain Bolt
Verônica Hipólito
Yane Marques
Yu Chui Yee
Zahra Nemati