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Joaquim Machado

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Alcindo Neves

Further personal information

Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He wanted to challenge himself.
Name of coach
Ermelinda Mineiro

General interest

Most influential person in career
Guide Alcindo Neves. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Injuries
In 2007 he suffered from patellar tendinitis in his knee. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard every day." (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Impairment
He lost his vision at age 29. (Facebook profile, 25 Apr 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He worked as a carpenter until he lost his vision at age 29. (Facebook profile, 25 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final 2011-01-30 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2012-09-09 8
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final 1 2013-07-28 3