Luis Carlos CARDOSO DA SILVA (BRA)

BRBrazil
Age:
37 years
Languages:
Portuguese, English
Federation:
BRAZILIAN CANOE CONFEDERATION
Luis Carlos CARDOSO DA SILVA

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Lu
PREV. NAMES
Luis Carlos Cardoso de Silva
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Sao Bernardo do Campo
OCCUPATION
Athlete & Student
HIGHER EDUCATION
Methodist University of Sao Paulo, Sao Bernardo do Campo, BRA
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
I began at age 26 in Sao Bernardo. 
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
"I realised during my rehab, that sporting activities in the wheelchair would be a way to break the routine of going to physical therapy and going back home to watch television. I see kayaking as a dance. While dancing you have the choreography in your head, but there can always be something unexpected. In canoeing it is the same, the only difference is the context in which the movements are executed."
CLUB
AFPSBC- Canoagem Sao Bernardo. 
NAME OF COACH
Luiz Gustavo Teixera Fabricio dos Santos [national]; Akos Angyal [personal], HUN
NATIONALITY OF YOUR COACH
Hungarian
SINCE WHEN HAVE YOU BEEN COACHED BY HIM/ HER?
2012
TRAINING REGIME
09 times a week. 06 times in the water. 03 on land (gym)
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2012
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Poland
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
Paracanoe World Championships
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
Poznan
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Winning two gold medals at the 2015 World Championships in Milan, Italy
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
Lake Billings in Sao Bernardo
AMBITIONS
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo
AWARDS AND HONORS
Best paracanoeist in Brazil in 2014
OTHER INFORMATION
Classification
KL1

Origin of Impairment
Acquired (paralympic.org, 20 Nov 2015)

Impairment Details
In 2009, he learned he had an infection in his bone marrow due to a parasite called schistosomiasis. On his 25th birthday, he received the news that he was paralysed and would never be able to walk again. (paralympic.org, 20 Nov 2015; luiscarlosparacanoagem.com.br, 08 Jun 2016)

PREFERRED DISTANCE
200m
CLASSIFICATION
KL1
OTHER SPORTS
He was a professional dancer for nine years before taking up Para canoeing