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Verônica Hipólito
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Verônica Hipólito

Gold in the 200m and silver in the 100m at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon Gold in the 200m, 100m and long jump at the 2014 Para-South American Games in Santiago
Full name: Verônica Silva Hipólito Date and place of birth: 2 June 1996 – São Bernardo do Campo,
São Paulo, Brazil
Height: 1.6m Weight: 48kg
Classification: F38 e T38 Challenge: Paralysis of right side of body caused by stroke in 2011

Trivia

She is going to study economics at university Pet Lord Dum Dum, her poodle
Favourite food Chocolate-flavoured milk – at one time she was drinking three litres of it per day Favourite films The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  and Marley & Me
Rio de Janeiro in one word 2016 Hobby Origami – she always carries paper around with her to fold into sculptures

On the importance of training

Idols

“Athletes are not created by luck. If we were, we would have won the lottery, we wouldn’t be doing sport. An athlete is made through training.” Yohansson Nascimento
Daniel Mendes
Her parents
Verônica Hipólito
I don’t know when I will have another opportunity to represent my country at the Paralympic Games at home, so I will do my best to win a place and the gold medal. Becoming a Paralympic champion while competing in my country and with my family watching would be amazing.
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