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Gabriel Potra

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Joao Pinto

Further personal information

Family
Daughters Beatriz and Catarina
Residence
Montijo, POR
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies: Lisbon, POR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998 at age 18.
Why this sport?
He wanted to feel healthy.
Club / Team
Sporting CP: Portugal
Name of coach
Nuno Alpiarca [personal], POR; Jose Silva [national]

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Madrid, ESP

General interest

Nicknames
Potrinha (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Injuries
He had athletic pubalgia [often referred to as a sports hernia] from 2002 until 2004, which compromised his results during that period. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
He was Portugal's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (anddvis.org.pt, 01 Aug 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Pentathlon P12 Final Round 12
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 6 3
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 3 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 3 9999
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 3 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 3 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m T12 Final B 9999
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 3 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 1
Men's 4x400 m T11-13 Heat 2 2
Men's 4x400 m T11-13 Final Round 4
Men's Pentathlon P12 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x400 m T11-13 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T12 Final A 1
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m T12 Final A 1
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 1 9999
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m T12 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m T12 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 9999
Men's 4x400 m T13 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2011-01-24 2
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2011-01-26 2
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 3 2011-01-27 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-27 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2012-09-05 2
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T12 Semifinal 3 2013-07-20 8
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 6
Men's 100 m T12 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2015-10-22 13
Men's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2015-10-24 9
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2015-10-30 6