------- 32 photos of our Champion's Life -------
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My Parents

Baby Joaquim

With Vandeco

With Luiz Oliveira

Stadium - 1984

The first 200m

The first 400m

The last 200m

Final Stretch


Finish Line

Waving the Flag

The Medal

The Horse

Final Encounter


Covered Bridge

 Zequinha & I 

First Surgery

The " Proflora"

Mackgrown Creek

Stretching Out

In Top Form

Wall of Fame

NCAA - Oregon

Seoul Olympics

Pan 1995

In Germany


Cruz Stamps

Atlanta - 1996

Saying Goodbye