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Esperanca Gicaso

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Nicolau Palanca

Further personal information

Residence
Maianga, ANG
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
Portuguese
Higher education
Pedagogy - Polytechnic Institute of Metropolitan Angola: Luanda, ANG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2008 in Luanda, Angola.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by a member of the Angolan Paralympic Committee while at the Oscar Ribas School in Luanda, Angola.
Club / Team
Luanda Province: Angola
Name of coach
Jose Manuel [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Hope (Facebook profile, 26 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Angolan Para sprinter Jose Sayovo. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the Most Valuable Player of 2017 by the Olympic Athletes Association of Angola. (aaoangola.com, 30 Jun 2018)

She was Angola's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 01 Feb 2019)
Impairment
She lost her sight at age three. (bplondon2012.com, 10 Apr 2011)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She is a teacher at an elementary school in Luanda, Angola. She teaches Portuguese to children. (paralympic.org, 01 Feb 2019)

SUPPORT
She has received support from the Agitos Foundation, a branch of the International Paralympic Committee, that funds projects to develop Para sport worldwide. "Para athletics has helped me get rid of the stigma (of her visual impairment). My biggest dream is to be known internationally as a Paralympic medallist." (paralympic.org, 01 Feb 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-01 2
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 4 2012-09-02 3
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-04 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 4
Women's 100 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-23 9999
Women's 200 m T11 Semifinal 3 2013-07-26 4
Women's 200 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-27 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-22 10
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-24 8
Women's 200 m T11 Semifinal 2 2015-10-25 8
Women's 100 m T11 Semifinal 1 2015-10-27 6
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-27 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 4 2016-09-08 3
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 3 2016-09-12 4
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 4 2016-09-12 2
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-15 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2017-07-15 3
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2017-07-16 6
Women's 200 m T11 Final 1 2017-07-17 3
Women's 100 m T11 Final 1 2017-07-18 2
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2017-07-18 2