The 16-year-old athlete Isaac Carvalho from Sorocaba became the champion of the athletics modality, integrating the São Paulo national team in the third regional stage of the 2022 School Paralympic Games, at the Brazilian Paralympic Center (CT) in São Paulo and whose official closing took place this Friday (9).
The athlete is part of the athletics project of the Criança Feliz Association of Sorocaba (ACD), a partner organization of the Municipality of Sorocaba through the Department of Sports and Quality of Life (Sequav). Isaac became the T54 class 100 meter champion and won two bronze medals, one in the javelin and the other in the shot put, in the T55 class.
It was Isaac’s first call to represent the state of São Paulo, which won the current round as the delegation that scored the most points in the three disciplines that make up the competition program: athletics, swimming and bocce. Paulistas won 143 medals in athletics, 221 in swimming and 14 in boxing for a total of 378 podiums.
Isaac has been training in Sorocaba since 2021. “The School Paralympic Games is the world’s largest event for school-aged children with disabilities. Isaac has already won three medals and is still helping the team become the champion. It is a source of great joy for everyone and also to bring Sorocaba’s name to such an important event,” commented Sequav Secretary Pedro de Souza.
The 2022 School Paralympic Games are hosted by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB). This year the competition has a new format with three regional and one national stages. The top three in the athletics and swimming regions automatically qualified for the final round. In Bocce, the top two by gender took the place.
“We at Associação Criança Feliz were very happy with Isaac’s invitation to participate in the school Paralympics. This competition is very important for those starting out in Paralympic sport. It is an incentive to continue training and to achieve better and better results,” emphasizes Willian Santos, coach and technical manager of Isak.
In total, about 600 school-age athletes with disabilities participated in the regional round that ended this week. However, there are about 3 thousand athletes in all stages. The National Grand Final is scheduled for November 23-25, also in Sao Paulo, Paralympic CT. (Discovery/Secom)