Type of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011 in Mangualde, Portugal.
Why this sport?
After taking part in a cross-country event, one of his teachers encouraged him to join the Casa do Povo de Mangualde club in Portugal. "I liked to run in school cross-country races, and through those I met my coach."
Club / Team
Casa do Povo de Mangualde: Portugal
Name of coach
Joao Amaral Mendes, POR
Bimbax (geral.paroquiademangualde.pt, 14 Mar 2016; comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 01 Jun 2013)
Music. (inr.pt, 30 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the gold medal in the T20 5000m and silver in the T20 1500m at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jun 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Joao Amaral Mendes. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
British distance runner Mo Farah. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have a dream, fight for it." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
His intellectual impairment was identified at a young age. (josemiguelsilvajornalista.blogspot.com, 06 May 2015)
|Men's 1500 m T20||Final 1||2013-07-25||12|
|Men's 1500 m T20||Final 1||2015-10-25||6|
|Men's 800 m T20||Heat 2||2015-10-26||3|
|Men's 800 m T20||Final 1||2015-10-28||4|
|Men's 1500 m T20||Final Round||2016-09-13||7|
|Men's 1500 m T20||Final 1||2017-07-17||2|
|Men's 800 m T20||Heat 1||2017-07-21||10|
|Men's 5000 m T20||Final 1||2017-07-23||1|