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Bruno Valentim

Boccia
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Family
Child Bebeto
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Geology - University of Porto: Portugal

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting Para sport in 2009 in Portugal.
Why this sport?
"I had already tried boccia and impaired sailing, so I thought I would try something different. It's a sport that fits well with my illness and I liked it."
Club / Team
Boavista: Porto, POR

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Portugal
Location
England

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life without dreams has no value and dreams are meant to be fulfilled." (act-amadoras-boavista.blogspot.co.uk, 08 Sep 2015)
Other sports
He has three Paralympic silver medals in boccia. He won two in 2004 and one in 2008. (amigosdoboavista.org, 04 Dec 2012)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 13. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011; boavistafutebolclubefotos.blogspot.com,14 Oct 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as a researcher at the University of Porto in Portugal. (Facebook profile, 29 May 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Individual BC4 Pool P 1
Mixed Pairs BC4 Pool W 9
Mixed Pairs BC4 Pool W 8
Mixed Individual BC4 Pool P 2
Mixed Individual BC4 Pool P 3
Mixed Individual BC4 Pool P 4
Mixed Individual BC4 Semifinal 201
Mixed Individual BC4 Gold Medal Match 101
Mixed Pairs BC4 Pool W 1
Mixed Pairs BC4 Pool W 6
Mixed Pairs BC4 Pool W 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Individual BC4 Pool B 1
Mixed Individual BC4 Pool B 2
Mixed Individual BC4 Pool B 3
Mixed Pairs BC4 Pool A 1
Mixed Pairs BC4 Pool A 4
Mixed Pairs BC4 Pool A 5
Mixed Pairs BC4 Semifinal 202
Mixed Pairs BC4 Gold Medal Match 101
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 26
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 47
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 43
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 48