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Cristiano Pereira

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

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

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Nicknames
Bimbax (geral.paroquiademangualde.pt, 14 Mar 2016; comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 01 Jun 2013)
Hobbies
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)
Impairment
His intellectual impairment was identified at a young age. (josemiguelsilvajornalista.blogspot.com, 06 May 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2013-07-25 12
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-13 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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