Road to Rio

Romário Marques
Goalball Brazil

Romário Marques

Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American
Games gold medallist
London 2012 Paralympic Games
silver medallist
Full name: Romário Diego Marques Date and location of birth: 20 July 1988 – Natal, state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Height: 1.78m Weight: 100kg
Challenge: visual impairment Classification: B1 class

Trivia

His first name is a tribute to the former Brazilian football player Before Goalball, he used to practise judo
His favourite food is meat soup In his spare time, he enjoys dancing
He is a fan of singer Roberto Carlos His favourite song is “Como é grande o meu amor por você” He would like to study Business Management at university
Greatest joy in sport Securing a place at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Worst moment When he suffered a serious elbow injury in 2009

Funniest situation at a competition

Idol

“When I made a defence and the ball hit the referee in the ‘intimate areas’, in Beijing 2008.” Ayrton Senna
Romário Marques
I had no relation to sport before losing my eyesight, so I can say that Paralympic sport changed my life for the better.
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