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Eduardo Sanca

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Languages
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Management - Superior Institute of Accounting and Administration Lisboa [ISCAL]: Portugal

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He wanted to take up gymnastics, but he was advised to try athletics instead.
Club / Team
Sporting Clube de Portugal: Lisbon, POR
Name of coach
Jose Silva [national]; Gustavo Ventura [personal]

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Edu (paralimpicos.eu, 23 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Walking, reading, watching films, listening to music, going to the theatre. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 12 Jan 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 23 Sep 2015)
Most influential person in career
The man who introduced him to athletics, Manuel Vieira, and his coach. (Athlete, 23 Sep 2015; comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 12 Jan 2014)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para shot putter David Casinos. (Athlete, 23 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He suddenly lost his vision at age 12. "I was at school on Friday and I could see everything. On Monday I could not see." (sporting.pt, 01 Jan 2015)
Other information
FROM GUINEA-BISSAU TO PORTUGAL
In 2001 he moved from Guinea-Bissau to Portugal in order to study. He ended up staying and has received Portuguese citizenship. (paralimpicos.eu, 23 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2013-07-20 7
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2013-07-24 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-22 18
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 11
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2017-07-22 9