REASONS FOR CONTINUITY OF ATHLETES IN BRAZILIAN PARALYMPIC SPORT

  • Vinícius Denardin Cardoso Universidade Estadual de roraima
  • Marcelo De Castro Haiachi Federal University of Sergipe - UFS
  • Alberto Reinaldo Reppold Filho Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS
  • Adroaldo Cezar Gaya Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS

Abstract

The objective of the study is to identify the reasons that lead the Brazilian Paralympic athlete to continue practicing their sport. The study is characterized as descriptive and qualitative approach. Data collection was conducted through semi-structured interview. The study included 20 Paralympians from modalities of Athletics and Swimming, covered by the Bolsa Pódio from Program Bolsa Atleta of Brazilian Ministry of Sport. After analyzing the information, the study showed the reasons who was considered important for the continuity of brazilian paralympians. Incentive from teachers of Physical Education and Coaches n=19(95%); The participation in competitions n=14(70%); and, Emotional support n=13(65%) are the principal reasons for the brazilian athletes continue in Sport. In that way, knowing the reasons that lead high-performance athletes to remain in paralympic sports, can provide important information to coaches and managers in order to avoid possible dropouts, also improve the performance in paralympic sports. 

KEYWORDS: Paralympic Sport; Athlete Paralympic; Continuity in the sport.

Author Biographies

Marcelo De Castro Haiachi, Federal University of Sergipe - UFS

Doctor in Human Movement Sciences -UFRGS

Master in Human Motricity Sciences - Castelo Branco University

Alberto Reinaldo Reppold Filho, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS

Doctor in Education - Leeds University, England

Master in Education - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS

Adroaldo Cezar Gaya, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS

Doctor in Sports Science - UPORTO, Portugal

Master in Education - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS

Published
2019-01-08
Section
Articles