Jovane Guissone

JOVANE GUISSONE

Fencing
Jovane Guissone
"I like to compete, play, give my best. I also like to teach, invite other people with disabilities to know the sport."
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PARAPLEGIC IN 2004

I was born in the interior of Rio grande do Sul and I'm the son of a family of farmers. I had a happy childhood but very suffered. With 5 other siblings in the family, we didn't have much choice. When I as only 18, I went to live in the big city, where I ended up getting hit. With one shot in an attempted robbery in 2004, I became paraplegic and after 4 years a friend invited me to know the wheelchair fencing sport. 

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1ST BRAZILIAN TO WIN AN INTERNATIONAL MEDAL

In 2010 I married and in 2011 my son was born... Since then I've been overcoming myself and overcoming barriers. In 2010 I was the first Brazilian ever to win an international medal and in 2012 I was Paralympic Champion, until then without any sponsorship. I have a lot to thank God, my family, friends and sponsors, every person who helped me and encouraged me at any time in my life. I am grateful to each one.

"My sport represents my overcoming, a way I thought I'd forget the difficulties and innovate."
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"What I like the most of my wheelchair is its shock absorbers and its lightness."

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