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GOVERNO Edmilsa
Sport Para athletics
NPC Mozambique   
GenderWomen
Age20
Place of BirthMaputo, MOZ
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Maputo, MOZ
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Accounting - Commercial Institute of Maputo: Mozambique
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport at age seven in Maputo, Mozambique.
Why this sport?
"My teachers, because of my disability, did not accept me to be part of the teams that competed in the school sports games. I felt discriminated against, but that did not make me abandon the sport. One day, a teacher recognised that despite the disability, I had a promising future in the sport, and thanks to him, I am still in athletics."
Club / Team
CD Matchedje de Maputo: Mozambique
Name of coach
Narciso Faquir [club, national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Mozambique
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Mafra, POR
General Interest
Hobbies
Training. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2014 Community of Portuguese Language Countries [CPLP] Games in Luanda, Angola and a gold medal at the 2015 IBSA World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (verdade.co.mz, 30 Oct 2014; Athlete, 13 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her coach and family. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2015)
Hero / Idol
Mozambican middle distance runner Maria Mutola, US sprinter Allyson Felix. (desporto.sapo.mz, 20 May 2015; Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was Mozambique's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with a visual impairment. (verdade.co.mz, 30 Oct 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2016 100m T12 12.35
3 2016 400m T12 53.89
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 400m T12 58.68
10 2015 200m T12 26.63
Heats 2015 100m T12 13.19