Pole vaulter who captured the gold medal representing Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was previously crowned the South African Champion and the World Junior Championships.
He grew up in Marília region of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He set an outdoor record of 5.92 metres in June 2015.
He married Ana Paula Oliveira in 2014.
He and pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi both competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics.