Daily training, focus, discipline and the ability to ignore the difficulties. These were (and are) the basic points of Felipe's training routine. In a country whose government doesn't pay much attention to any sport except soccer, Felipe used to practice shooting in the garage of his house, standing at a 7-meter distance from the target, whereas the standard official distance is 10 meters. The difficulty to acquire good quality equipment in Brazil is notorious, and that too, of course, affected his practice. However, he learned to overcome all obstacles and won international fame and respect, mainly after his silver medal shooting the 10-meter air pistol in the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio.
Athlete`s InformationNascimento: 11/06/1992
Birth: June 11th, 1992
Place: São Paulo, S.P., Brazil
Debut in sport: 2004
Earliest achievement: Campeão Paulista, 2004 (São Paulo State Champion, 2004)
Greatest achievement: Silver Medalist, Rio, 2016
DAILY TRAINING IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTAIN VICTORY,
BUT EMOTIONAL CONTROL AT THAT FINAL MOMENT
IS UTMOST TO REACH THE MEDAL.
Felipe was born in São Paulo, on June 11th, 1992. He was attracted to the sport . At 8 he already had fun with air guns. Having a mother and father who are also shooters, he grew up shooting and lived in this environment, and had important achievements from an early age. 2004 officially marks his debut in shooting sports, when he was O Campeão Paulista (Champion of State of São Paulo) showed that the then12-year-old boy was a welcome promise in the sport.
Training Felipe was a task for his father, kin of strict discipline and extremely focused.
Felipe is highly disciplined and strict with himself. The so called dry practice, without any real shots, and weight lifting go with the real shooting practice, which happen every day in periods before competitions.
Little do most know that besides physical training, arm and hand obvious control, emotional and breathing control are very important and play a fundamental part in the preparation of the athlete.
Just like in any other decisive moment, emotional balance is paramount to the success of an athlete.
A young champion, Felipe is internationally respected by the industry, fellow shooters and fans all over the world and still has long years to live.
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