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Reflexões sobre a carreira do atleta paraolímpico brasileiro

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Reflexões sobre a carreira do atleta paraolímpico brasileiro
Published in
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, October 2016
DOI 10.1590/1413-812320152110.18512016
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Marcelo de Castro Haiachi, Vinícius Denardin Cardoso, Alberto Reinaldo Reppold Filho, Adroaldo Cezar Araújo Gaya


The proximity of the Paralympic Games Rio 2016 opens the discussion about the possibility of building a career in Paralympic sport. This study aims to present the characteristics and challenges present in the sporting career of the Brazilian Paralympic athlete. The study was structured under three main guiding topics: the different moments of Paralympic Sport, the career characteristics of paralympians and the consequences of sports results for their careers. Currently, Paralympic sports has its focus on high performance, as the constant necessity for good results is an ever present reality. The characteristics and challenges of sporting careers reveal the current situation for Brazilian Paralympic sports in all of its stages (pre-transition, transition and post-transition). Upon reflecting on the career of the Brazilian paralympic athlete a debate opens up concerning future perspectives and particularly on an understanding of the existing challenges for consolidation. Structural problems such as venues for training, lack of awareness on the part of the private sector and the non-renewal of human resources, seem to be the main obstacles for the consolidation of paralympic careers in Brazil.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 40 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 26%
Student > Bachelor 7 17%
Researcher 3 7%
Professor 3 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 16 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 9 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 17 40%