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Gabriel Macchi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Jorge Rodrigues; Martin Nunes

Further personal information

Family
Wife Paula Ramos
Residence
Fundão, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - School of Education: Castelo Branco, POR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 at age 31 in Seia, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He wanted to be healthy.
Club / Team
GCA Donas: Fundão, POR

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Gaby (beiranews.pt, 07 Mar 2016)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go until the end. Give your best." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Other sports
He has competed in para-triathlon at national level in Portugal. (federacao-triatlo.pt, 26 May 2014)
Impairment
He has been visually impaired since he developed juvenile glaucoma. (enistoquesomosbons.blogs.sapo.pt, 14 Aug 2008)
Other information
LATE INCLUSION
He was a late addition to the Portugal squad for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after they were allocated an extra place following the exclusion of Russian athletes from the Games. (jornaldofundao.pt, 25 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T12 Final Round 7
Men's 10000 m T12 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T12 Final Round 9999
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 14
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final 2011-01-30 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2012-09-09 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final 1 2013-07-28 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2016-09-18 6