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Carina Paim

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Lisbon, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport while at school.
Why this sport?
She became interested in the sport after watching it on television.
Club / Team
Sporting Clube de Portugal: Lisbon, POR

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Gymnastics. (Instagram profile, 28 Feb 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T20 400m at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (dsport.pt, 22 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Anabela Leite. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Allyson Felix, Portuguese Para athlete Luis Goncalves. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work is the key to success." (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named Best Para Athlete by the Association of Sports Journalists [CNID] of Portugal. (cnid.pt, 21 May 2019; 24.sapo.pt, 21 May 2019)

She received a Stromp Award in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2018. (sporting.pt, 18 Dec 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2016-09-12 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2017-07-17 6
Women's 400 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-18 9999