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Abstract Title

Woman in Brazilian Paralympic Sport: Participation, investment and achievements.

Abstract Theme

Sport eligibility and inclusion

Type Presentation

Poster

Abstract Authors

Presenter RAFAEL ESTEVAM REIS - FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PARANÁ (PHYSICAL EDUCATION) - BR
FERNANDO MARINHO MEZZADRI - FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PARANÁ (PHYSICAL EDUCATION) - BR
MARCELO MORAES E SILVA - FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PARANÁ (PHYSICAL EDUCATION) - BR
TABEA EPP KUSTER ALVES - FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PARANÁ (PHYSICAL EDUCATION) - BR

Presentation Details

Poster Exhibition Site (Local): Purple - 4        Date: 3 September        Time: 8am to 7pm        Presenter: RAFAEL REIS

Abstract Resume

Background: The Brazilian Paralympic Sport has gained international recognition in recent years the achievements in major competitions such as the Paralympic Games and
Para-PanAmerican. Parallel to this, the Brazilian government has been investing in stocks in order to develop the national Paralympic Sport, one of these actions is the Bolsa Athlete Program, which
allocates a financial value in the form of grant to athletes with results in competitions and had his beginning in 2005. The objective of this research is to analyze the women in the Brazilian
Paralympic Sport through participation and results in international competitions and investment from the federal government through the Bolsa Athlete Program.


Methods: Our method was to collect data from the participation of Brazilian athletes in the Paralympic Games through information on the Brazilian Paralympic Committee website and the
data Bolsa Athlete Program in specialized papers.


Results: Since the first Brazilian participation in Paralympic Games, women were present in 9 editions, with a total of 151 athletes and winning 78 of the 224 medals, representing 34%
of total medals. In 10 years of Bolsa Athlete program, they were distributed 7,815 grants for Paralympic Sport, of this total, 31.98% of the grants were intended women athletes


Conclusions: We conclude, regarding the participation and the number of medals won at Paralympic Games by Brazilian athletes, these numbers may represent that women have less space in
the national paralympic scenario, may be a reflection of a lack of demand from the athletes, which also allows us to relate with the lowest investment programs developed by the Federal Government, in
this case the Athlete Grant Program. Besides there are two Paralympic sports (Football five-a-side and Football seven-a-side) that are exclusively male and Wheelchair Rugby is a mixed sport, but it is
predominantly practiced by men. Finally, these data show the need for greater investment in public policies for the promotion of sports for women with disabilities in Brazil.


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