The Brazilian Paralympic sport presents a scenario of conquests, marks and records that makes their success is seen for all the population. The hard work of many athletes associated with extensive
planning of the brazilian sports managers makes the Brazilian Paralympic sport is considered an emerging power on the international scene. Results demonstrate the evolution that Paralympic sport
reaches in Brazil and for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the goal stipulated by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee is the 5th place. Also is possible to realize that is increasingly
growing number of people with disabilities entering the sport, stimulated by different factors, seek through sport a new way to improve their health status, financial autonomy and also conquering
positive results in high paralympic performance. Thus, for the purpose of improve the conditions of sports activities, whether directed to health or high performance, it is important to know the
reasons that lead athletes with disabilities to remain inserted in sports. The aim of the study is to identify the reasons that lead the athlete with disabilities to remain practicing their sport? The
study is characterized as descriptive and qualitative approach. Data collection was conducted through semi-structured interview. The study included 20 Paralympics athletes from modalities Athletics
and Swimming, all athletes are covered by the Bolsa Pódio Program from Ministry of Sports - Brazil. After the analysis the information collected, the study showed that the reasons considered most
important to the permanence of Brazilian paralympic athletes in the sport are: Incentive Education Teachers Physics and Coaches n = 19 (95%), where the support of these professionals were considered
fundamental for your sporting career; Family Support n = 12 (60%), the presence of your parents was considered essential in all athlete’s life; also was observed the Participation in competitions n =
14 (75%), where competitiveness is important to continue training; and also Sociability n = 3 (15%), which be among friends and establish new friendships through sport is considered important for your
sport career. These are the main reasons that athletes have to remain in the sport and are considered decisive for their continuance in the sport. In this way, knowing the reasons that lead
high-performance athletes to stay in sports, we can provide important information to coaches and managers in order to prevent possible dropouts in Paralympic sports and also how to motivate their
athletes in training and competitive periods. With this, more Paralympians can get positive results and contribute to the consolidation of Brazil as one of the world Paralympic powers.
KEYWORDS: Paralympic Sport; Paralympic athlete; High performance; Permanence in sport.