Isaquias Queiroz Dos Santos (BRA)

Isaquias Queiroz Dos Santos (BRA)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
03 January 1994
175 cm
85 kg
Lagoa Santa, BRA
Portuguese, Spanish


General Interest

Sem Rim [Without Kidney]. (, 2014)
Going to the cinema, playing video games, fishing, music, travelling. (Facebook page, 02 Aug 2016;, 31 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian footballer Neymar, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (, 31 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." (, 31 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Male Athlete of the Year and 2015 Canoe Sprint Athlete of the Year by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. (, 16 Dec 2015)
Other information
He became the first Brazilian sprint paddler of either gender to win a medal at the Olympic Games when he claimed silver in the C1 1000m at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Aug 2016)

At age three a pot of boiling water fell on him, burning a significant part of his body. He had to stay in hospital for over a month. Two years later, he was kidnapped and offered for adoption before his mother managed to get him back. At age 10 he fell out of a tree after trying to catch a snake and lost a kidney. (, 14 Jul 2015;, 20 Dec 2013)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up canoeing at age 11.
Why this sport?
He tried the sport thanks to a social project in his town.
Club / Team
Club Athletico Paulistano: São Paulo, BRA
Name of coach
Jesus Morlan [national], ESP
Training Regime
He trains from Monday to Saturday.


Olympic GamesC1 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men39.6283Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesC1 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro16 August 20162016Men3:58.5292Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesC2 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:44.8192Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men38.9153Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsC2 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men3:38.5081Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsC1 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men1:47.9161Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014MenDNF8Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men36.0643Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:50.9401Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men4:14.1543Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men4:22.37715Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 5000mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men24:24.5976Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian23 August 20152015Men5Latest resultBest result
World CupIndividual Canadian10 August 20142014Men16Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian1 September 20132013Men8Best result