Road to Rio

Terezinha Guilhermina
Athletics Brazil

Terezinha Guilhermina

Gold medallist at London 2012 (100m and 200m) and Beijing 2008 (200m) Paralympic Games Silver medallist at Beijing 2008 (100m), bronze medallist at Athens 2004 (400m) and Beijing 2008 (400m)
Full name: Terezinha Aparecida Guilhermina Date and location of birth: 3 October 1978 – Betim (MG), Brazil
Height: 1.63m Weight: 58kg
Challenge: Retinitis pigmentosa, a congenital eye disease Classification: T11 and T12

Trivia

Has already competed with a sister and brother: Sirlene and Pedro Undergraduate studies in psychology – currently completing
Collects hair ornaments Has more than 500 Favourite place to visit Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Likes reading and writing Composing poems Goal for 2014 Running 100m in less than 12 seconds

Generous nature

Idols

“I gave a trophy to my guide, Guilherme, when the guides did not receive medals. I have also given a medal to an athlete who was injured and was not able to compete and to another who did not succeed in getting to the podium and was very upset. ” Pelé
Ayrton Senna
Terezinha Guilhermina
I have been to the top of the podium many times, but it is always a unique sensation. It is the summit of the effort made during all these years. The sprint events are really fast, you cannot make a mistake, it is a lot of pressure.
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