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Jorge Pina

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Family
Daughters Carolina, Bruna and Nuria
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 at age 30.
Why this sport?
"A friend who knew I ran a lot was involved in the sport. He told me I should try it and he gave me the number of a coach."
Club / Team
Associacao Jorge Pina: Lisbon, POR

General interest

Other sports
Prior to his visual impairment he held Portuguese national titles in boxing. (cronicasdascorridas.com, 11 Jul 2011)
Impairment
He has been visually impaired since suffering retina damage during a practice boxing match at age 30. He lost all sight in his left eye and 70% of the vision in his right eye. When doctors told him of the diagnosis, the first thing he asked was, "Can I run?". (World Harmony Run, 01 Aug 2012)
Other information
CLUB FOUNDER
In 2011 he set up the Associacao Jorge Pina sports club in Lisbon, Portugal. (Associacao Jorge Pina's Facebook page, 19 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 18
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2012-09-09 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final 1 2013-07-28 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2016-09-18 7