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Brazilian athletics national champion Fabiano Grabaski dies

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Fabiano Grabaski on the right. Image credit: RS Paradesporto

Earlier today,  RS Paradesporto announced that Brazilian national athletics champion Fabiano Grabaski died last Friday.



Grabaski was forty years old. During the 1990s, he earned national titles in the 100 meter and 200 meter events.


In his adolescents, he  won several titles in wheelchair basketball while playing for the RS Paradesporto club.  A 1.5 point player, he continued to play the sport into the 2010s, and was part of the team that won the Campeonato Metropolitano in 2010.

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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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