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Abstract Title

Challenges for the Brazilian Paralympic Athlete’s Career

Abstract Theme

The athlete’s career

Type Presentation


Abstract Authors

Presenter Marcelo de Castro Haiachi - UFS (PE) - BR
Presenter Leonardo Jose Mataruna dos Santos - UFRJ (EEFD) - BR
Silvestre Cirilo Santos Neto - UERJ (EEFE) - BR
Vinicius Denardin Cardoso - UER (PE) - BR
Andressa Fontes Guimaraes-Mataruna - UFRJ (EEFD) - BR

Presentation Details

Poster Exhibition Site (Local): Brown - 5        Date: 4 September        Time: 8am to 7pm        Presenter: Leonardo Jose Mataruna dos Santos

Abstract Resume

Background: After the creation of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (BPC) in 1995, the Brazilian Paralympic sport changed the management system betting in athletes results. The new
committee converted the rehabilitation programmes and sports participation for sports performance. This structuring process was fundamental to the Paralympic sport a career. The funds, seen as the
gateway to the beginning of sports career, need other media (environmental, structural and emotional) to boost the achievement of significant sporting results. Methods: This is an
exploratory literature review using national references obtained through the Portal CAPES, Scielo, database library of the School of Physical Education from UFRGS and institutional documents of the
BPC and the Ministry of Sports, responsible entities for the development of brazilian paralympic sport. Results: During the years 1972 to 2012 the country participated in 10 editions
and won 229 medals (73 gold, 83 silver and 73 bronze) by 127 athletes (80% male and 20% female). The events: Athletics (31%), Swimming (21%), Football 5-a-side (13%), Football 7-a-side (13%), Judo
(8%) and Goalball (5%) concentrate most medals won. In relation to public policies of incentive to sport Agnelo/Piva Law n. 10.264/2001, the implementation of the Bolsa Atleta program by the Sports
Ministry in 2004 and the Sport Incentive Law n. 11,438/2006 made possible the obtaining of large results by Paralympians. Conclusions:. Two recent actions, the alteration in the
percentage of transfer of federal lotteries (15% to 37.04%) and the construction of the Paralympic Training Center, reinforce the concern of the BPC and the Ministry of Sports in keeping the excellent
sporting results obtained in recent years and to seek the goal to be among on the top five medalists in the medals table at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. Still is necessary actions to promote a
greater number of paralympic athletes in different regions of the country and expand the opportunities for the formation of new sports talents. Therefore, create awareness in the private sector (96%
of resources are government); establish partnerships with higher education institutions (renewal of human resources and sports structure); and Military Institutions (structural conditions) seem to be
essential actions to maintain the positive results and also to come new triumphs for the Brazilian paralympic sport.

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