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LOPES CARDOSO Cesar
Sport Para athletics
NPC Guinea-Bissau   
GenderMen
Age37
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
T46
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, French, Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 in Guinea-Bissau.
Why this sport?
"I was playing tennis, then I changed to athletics as there are many athletes in my country."
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Guinea-Bissau
Location
Angola
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing tennis. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
His coach, and his family. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was Guinea-Bissau's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first male athlete from Guinea-Bissau to take part in the Paralympic Games when he competed in the T46 400m at the 2012 Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Aug 2016; paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 400m T46 55.08
Round 1 2016 100m T47  DNS