Elizabeth Gomes

ELIZABETH GOMES

Athletics
Elizabeth Gomes
"I am always overcoming every obstacle that comes my way."
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A WORLD RECORD HOLDER

After playing wheelchair basketball for many years and attending the Beijing Paralympic Games 2008, I met Field Athletics and started training. For four years I practiced both sports, but in 2010 I definitely opted for disc throw. The following year I was summoned to my first Parapan American and finished the competition in 5th place.

In the last years I have participated in many competitions with good results. In 2015, I won a bronze medal in the World Cup in Qatar. In the same year, in Toronto, I consecrated Parapan-American champion in the discus throw and silver in the shot, and in the last Parapan American Games in Lima, I was consecrated as two-time champion in the album release with the world record.

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THE FALL MEANT SOMETHING ELSE

I had a very good childhood. At 14 I started to practice volleyball and I was very good at it. I played until I was 27, becoming a three-time volleyball champion for Santos and the Municipal Guard.

In 1991, I joined the Santos Municipal Guard after passing a contest. Two years later, I was in service and suffered a fall where I fractured the tibia. I had surgery to correct the injury and a recovery period. That was when I discovered that the injury occurred because of multiple sclerosis, which I was not aware of. The disease was getting worse and I had to leave the corporation when I was retired after 5 years.

"Athletics always make me want to go further."
2021
2º Fase de Treinamento Seletiva de Atletismo,

Women’s F52 World Record  

2021
Paralympic Games (Tokyo)

Gold - Discus Throw F53

2019
Circuito Brasil Lotteries Caixa São Paulo

Record in Weight Shot, class F52 with 7.22 meters

2019
Lima Parapan American Games

Gold in discus throw

Record in discus throw, class F52 with 16.67 meters

2018
Qatar World Cup

Bronze in shot

2015
Toronto Parapan American Games

Gold in discus throw 

Silver in shot