Isaquias Queiroz

Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos (born 3 January 1994) is a Brazilian sprint canoeist who has competed since 2005.[3] He is the only Brazilian athlete to ever win three medals in a single edition of the Olympic Games.

Isaquias Queiroz
Isaquias Queiroz 2016.jpg
Queiroz in 2016
Personal information
NationalityBrazilian
Born (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 26)
Ubaitaba, Brazil[1]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight85 kg (187 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryBrazil
SportSprint canoe
Event(s)C–1 200 m, C–1 500 m, C–1 1000 m, C–2 500 m, C-2 1000 m
ClubPaulistano
Coached byJesús Morlán[2]

He's been through adversity in his younger years. As a toddler he poured boiling water on himself and spent a month in hospital recovering, at the age of 5 he was kidnapped and offered up for adoption before being rescued by his mother, and 5 years later he fell out of a tree while trying to catch a snake and lost a kidney.[4]

CareerEdit

Isaquias Queiroz is the first Brazilian sprint canoeist to win a medal at ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. He won a bronze medal at the 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships at C–1 1000 m.[5] Queiroz is two-time world champion at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisburg (2013) and Moscow (2014) at C–1 500 meters.[1] He also is world champion at C–2 1000 meters in Milan (2015) along with Erlon Silva.[6]

2016 Olympic GamesEdit

During the 2016 Summer Olympics, Queiroz managed to win three Olympic medals at a single Games: two silver and one bronze. In the C–1 1000 metres event he finished second, defeated only by Sebastian Brendel, who successfully defended his title. In the process, he became the first Brazilian sprint canoeist to win an Olympic medal. Two days later he took the bronze medal in the C–1 200 metres event, when Yuriy Cheban and Valentin Demyanenko were faster than him. Together with Erlon Silva they won the silver medal during the last day of canoe sprint competitions, in the C–2 1000 metres category. Queiroz was the first Brazilian athlete in history to win three medals at a single edition of the Olympic Games, and the first sprint canoe athlete from any nationality to do so in the history of the Olympics.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d ISAQUIAS QUEIROZ DOS SANTOS at the ICF official site
  2. ^ Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos. cob.org.br
  3. ^ Isaquias Queiroz Archived 6 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine at the Rio 2016 official website
  4. ^ Gabriel Fricke (14 August 2016). ""Sem rim", vaidoso, fã de arrocha, arteiro: 10 fatos sobre Isaquias Queiroz". Globosesporte.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Isaquias fatura o bronze no Mundial e Brasil faz história na canoagem". Globosesporte.com (in Portuguese). 31 August 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Isaquias Queiroz e Erlon de Souza levam Brasil a ouro inédito no Mundial de Canoagem". Mais Esporte (in Portuguese). 23 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Ao lado de Erlon, Isaquias leva a prata e se consagra nas águas da Lagoa". Globo (in Portuguese). 20 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.

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