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FERREIRA Carlos
Sport Para athletics, Football 7-a-side
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age49
Place of BirthMangualde, POR
Height1.72 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11
Guide
Ricardo Mestre
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Diana
Residence
Lisbon, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 1995.
Club / Team
Associacao Jorge Pina: Lisbon, POR
Name of coach
Sergio Silva [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
1995
Competing for
Portugal, Portugal (City)
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Valencia
General Interest
Nicknames
Minister (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2013)
Hero / Idol
Kenyan long distance runner Paul Tergat. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2013)
Injuries
An injury prevented him from competing at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 28 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always aim to win." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Football 7-a-side
Rank Year Event Result
2 1992 Team  
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 1996 10000m T10 35:41.51
2 2000 10000m T11 35:26.40
4 2000 High Jump F20 1.74
1 2000 Marathon T11 2:38:27
2 2004 10000m T11 33:17.30 
2 2004 Marathon T11 2:45:07 
20 2008 Marathon T12 2:54:40
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 High Jump F20 1.73
13 1998 Long Jump F20 5.15
  2002 10000m T11  DSQ
3 2002 Marathon T11 3:00:03
  2006 5000m T11  DNF
4 2006 10000m T11 34:57.93
2 2006 Marathon T11 2:46:52
11 2011 5000m T11 17:47.06
7 2011 Marathon T11 2:55:38
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 5000m T11 17:14.46
4 2014 1500m T11 4:40.52