the rowing parathlete Renê Pereira Campos, supported by Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, is in Japan, where he will participate in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. “It is important to have this period of acclimatization in the city of Hamamatsu, which is a city with a lot of Brazilians, which contributed to being chosen for this adaptation”, explains Renê Campos. The Paralympic Games start on the 23rd of August.
The parathlete is a former Medicine student at Bahiana and soon after graduating from medicine, 14 years ago, he suffered a spinal cord injury, causing a physical sequel that left him without the movement of his legs.
The rowing events in which Renê Campos will participate will take place on the 27th, 28th and 29th, at times to be defined. As for the preparation for this competition, the para-athlete reveals that it was carried out in the best way, according to the possibilities offered and, above all, with the support of the Bahiana and the Ministry of Sports.
“As I managed to prepare myself properly, I am optimistic about the results we have achieved so far. The feeling is of accomplishment. I just have to thank everyone who has always believed in my project. About Bahiana, I have eternal gratitude for the institution, in particular, the dean Dr. Maria Luisa Soliani and the Communication and Marketing manager Regina Carvalho”, concludes the athlete.
Renê Pereira Campos is renowned in the sport for winning several titles in national and international competitions. The athlete who is part of the Brazilian Rowing Team is the country's biggest record holder for titles in sport, world runner-up and also five times Brazilian champion, being awarded as the best rowing athlete in Brazil in the ninth edition of the 2019 Paralympic Awards, held by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB).
With the title, the athlete became the biggest Brazilian record holder for rowing titles.
The award was promoted by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee and broadcast by SportTV.
The objective of the meeting was to integrate professionals and present expectations to represent Brazil in Tokyo.