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Abstract Title

Meaning of Judo Paralympics

Abstract Theme

Sport psychology

Type Presentation

Poster

Abstract Authors

Presenter CARDOSO - Universidade São Judas Tadeu (Educação Física) - BR
MAGNANI - Universidade São Judas Tadeu (Psicologia) - BR
BRANDÃO - Universidade São Judas Tadeu (Educação Física e Psicologia) - BR

Presentation Details

Poster Exhibition Site (Local): Pink - 5        Date: 1 September        Time: 8am to 7pm        Presenter: Ana Cardoso

Abstract Resume

Abstract The meaning attributed to judo by paralympic athlete is linked to competitive performance and the recognition of the practice in its social context. The aim of this study is to provide
elements for reflection and understanding of the meaning of being an athlete of judo Paralympics. The method was based on the life story of an athlete visually impaired judo, winning five medals, four
gold and one bronze in Paralympic Games, based on studies submitted by RUBIO (2001). Data were collected through an interview that was asked the athlete to tell his life story and noted the importance
that the participant gives to the events and experiences that are striking in their sports career and existence. The results show different meanings by considering the individual characteristics of
the subject, the particularities of its sporting background and the experiences in this regard, through the narrative account is emerging in the speech a process of acceptance of disability as well as
the experiences over the sports path through the understanding of sports initiation process and all that make up the career of a high performance athlete. Given the above, the meaning attributed to
sport appears uniquely in athlete-sport relationship that guides the condition of place to live, be, feel and mean sports practice, because the individual in question binds the meaning of the practice
to the feelings that evokes to resort to memory, the important moments and events experienced. Thus, the physical and social space are culturally structured by subject, by experiencing these spaces
emotions that remain alive in the collective memory and acquire a meaning that transcends the subject with respect to identification with the fans, the appreciation of moral and ethics, represent the
nation, the unceasing struggle for victory, belong to a major club win titles is to get a much desired job because it provides recognition and approval, these important feelings that influence the
construction of meaning of sports.

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