Fernando Aranha H2

  • Brazil
  • Born: 1978

His impairment is the result of polio, an illness he contracted at age four. At age 16, a friend suggested he try wheelchair basketball. After running away from the orphanage in which he lived to find a team in Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, he also started to try other sports, among them para-skiing and para-triathlon. In Sochi 2014, along with his teammate Andre Perreira, he was part of the first delegation of athletes from Brazil to compete at a Paralympic Winter Games, and was also the Brazil’s flag bearer on the closing ceremony.

Recent Highlights

- 6th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam;
- Winner of the 2017 Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships;
- 4th place at the 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 7th place at the 2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- 7th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games; and
- 10th place at the 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships.  

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Latest Athlete Results
2019 Funchal ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
20 Oct, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:13:35
2019 Banyoles ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
08 Sep, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:07:42
2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
01 Sep, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:20:54
2019 Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
13 Jul, 2019 - PTWC Men - 01:13:49
2019 BRA Paratriathlon National Championships
01 Jan, 2019 - PTWC Men - 2500 pts
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Fernando
Family Name Aranha H2
Representing BRA
Para triathlon Class PTWC
Para triathlon Subclass H2
Year of Birth 1978
Place of Birth Sao Paulo
Residence Cotia, Brazil
Coach Tiago Gorgatti
Hobbies Films, watching and playing sports in general.
Website http://www.wheelers.com.br/
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