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Jose Sayovo Armando

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11

Further personal information

Residence
Luanda, ANG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began in 1999 in Luanda, Angola.
Why this sport?
He started after he lost his sight during the Angolan civil war.
Club / Team
CPA Luanda: Luanda, ANG
Name of coach
Jose Manuel, ANG, from 1999

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
His coach and his guide. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Injuries
In March 2015 an illness prevented him from competing at the Grand Prix in Tunis, Tunisia. He suffered from typhoid fever while participating at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (portalangop.co.ao, 21 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard to reach the goals." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Solidarity Causes in July 2012. (angolarising.blogspot.co.uk, 06 Jul 2012)

He was the Angolan flag bearer at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (portalangop.co.ao, 21 Aug 2008)
Impairment
In 1998, at age 25, while on a military mission as a sergeant, he was injured in an anti-tank mine explosion and was left permanently blind. (sayovo.com, 01 Feb 2012)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He was the first Angolan athlete to win a Paralympic gold medal, winning three at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (portalangop.co.ao, 21 Aug 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 4 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 3 1
Men's 400 m T11 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 3 1
Men's 200 m T11 Final A 2
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 3 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m T11 Final A 2
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 4 2012-09-03 2
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 3 2012-09-04 1
Men's 200 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2012-09-06 1
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-07 1
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-07 1
Men's 400 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 1
Men's 100 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-08 4