Mauro Vinícius da Silva

Brasil

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    São Paulo, Brasil

  • Birthdate:

    December 26, 1986

  • Event:

    Long jump

  • Personal Best:

    Outdoor: 8.31 meters

    Indoor: 8.28 meters

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom LJ

  • Residence:

    São Caetano Do Sul, Brasil

Transformative Moment

Winning gold in the long jump at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Mauro Says

My nickname is...

Duda.

My pre-competition music is...

Brasilian rap and electronic music.

I’m inspired by...

Claudinei Quirino, a Brasilian sprinter.

On my day off...

I go to the beach as well as play video games and the cavaquinho, a Brasilian string instrument for playing samba.

My favorite meal is...

all Brasilian food: rice, beans, steak and French fries.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I would be a PE teacher or coach.

In my bag...

I always have a gym belt, my Nike spikes, Nike Pro clothing and my favorite Nike trainers: the Nike LunarGlide 6 and Flyknit Lunar 3.

I want my legacy to be...

that I achieved great victories.

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