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Joao Martins

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S1

Further personal information

Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age 19.
Why this sport?
His doctor advised him to take up the sport.

International debut

Year
1995
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Perpignan

General interest

Nicknames
Ernesto [from the name of a charachter in a US comedy show]. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Hobbies
Playing computer games, drawing and painting on the computer, playing the organ, writing poems, listening to music, watching movies. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Hero / Idol
His mother. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is competition and friendship." (Athlete, 17 Aug 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competition after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (ionline.pt, 06 Sep 2012; lux.iol.pt, 06 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 7
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 9999
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2012-09-06 4