Ottobock ambassador

Roger Jacintho

Born with congenital malformation on both of his lower legs, he always had the dream of running with sports prostheses.

From School Paralympics to Tokyo

In 2016, at the age of 17 he participated in the School Paralympics in Brazil, an event which is organized by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee since 2009. It brings together young athletes between 12 and 17 years in different sports. There he won three gold medals (100 metres, 200 metres and 400 metres) in his category while sprinting on his regular daily prosthesis.

He is a young and inspiring athlete who strives for his goals - "No pain, no gain".

Roger Jacintho, Para athlete and Ottobock ambassador

Ottobock ambassador Li Maoda practising for his 200m sprint.

High prize to get faster

He wanted to become faster and better, but his regular prosthetic feet limited his sprint ability.

At the age of 18 he made a decision and underwent corrective surgery on his stumps to make them straighter and stronger, in order to get a better fit for a prosthesis.

After this, he was able to wear sports prosthesis on both of his legs. He now is training for representing his home country Brazil at the Paralympic Games and also for being a Brazilian Paralympic medallist.

Key facts

  • Nation: Brazil
  • Year of birth: 1999
  • Sport: Para Athletics – 100 m, 200 m & 400 m
  • Classification: T62
  • Coach: Amaury Vagner Veríssimo & Fabio Dias
  • Club: CPB - Brazilian Paralympic Center

Victories and achievements

  • Brazilian School Paralympics, Sao Paolo 2016
    • Gold medal on 100 m
    • Gold medal on 200 m
    • Gold medal on 400 m

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