Born in Vilha Velha, Espírito Santo, Paulo André is one of the participants of Big Brother Brazil. Many people had their first contact with the athlete in reality, but he has already shined (and much more) in Brazilian athletics. Discover some of its main achievements:
May 2019 – 4x100m relay world champion in Japan
At Yokohama Stadium, Japan, Paulo Andre, Rodrigo Nascimento, Derrick Silva and Jorge Wides won the world champions in the 4x100m relay. Second place went to the United States, which ended the race with a margin of only two hundredths for Brazil. Third place went to the United Kingdom.
August 2019 – Silver in the 100 meters at the Pan American in Lima
Three months after winning the World Cup, Paulo André won the silver medal in the 100 m sprint, the greatest event in athletics. The Brazilian finished the race in 10s16, behind American (and race favorite) Mike Rodgers. The bronze went to Sejha Green of Antigua and Barbuda.
August 2019 – Gold in the 4x100m relay at the Pan American in Lima
Two days after winning silver, Paulo André took another medal to his collection. Along with Rodrigo Pereira, Derrick Souza and Jorge Wides, the athletes won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Lima by defeating Trinidad and Tobago and the United States in the 4×100 relay, which won silver and bronze respectively.
June 2021 – 100 m champion at Trofeu Brasil, fifth consecutive win in the competition
Focusing on the Tokyo Olympic Games, Paulo André was a five-time champion of the 100 meters in the Brazil Trophy. Representing Esporte Clube Pinheiros, BBB finished the race with 10s09. Felipe Bardi dos Santos, representing Ceci-SP, was in second place and Rodrigo Nascimento of CT Maranho was in third place.
August 2021 – Tokyo Olympics 100 m sprint semifinalist
At the Tokyo Olympics, Paulo André failed to qualify for the 100 m final. In the semi-finals the athlete was in 8th place. Brazil was one of the big hopes for a medal in the competition.