Dirceu Pinto

Paralympic boccia player

Dirceu José Pinto (10 September 1980 – 1 April 2020) was a Brazilian Paralympic boccia player. He had muscular dystrophy. He won an individual and pairs gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics in the BC4 category.[1][2] At the 2016 Olympics he placed second in the mixed pairs.[3]

Pinto died from a heart arrhythmia on 1 April 2020 at the age of 39.[4]

References change

  1. PINTO Dirceu Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. Ipc.infostradasports.com. Retrieved on 2016-08-17.
  2. Dirceu Jose Pinto. London 2012. Retrieved on 2016-08-17.
  3. Dirceu Pinto Archived 2016-09-22 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  4. Aos 39 anos, morre Dirceu Pinto, dono de quatro ouros paralímpicos na bocha. Globo Esporte (in Portuguese)