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Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Lisbon, POR
Occupation
Athlete, Model
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 15 in Cape Verde.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try the sport by one of her teachers.
Name of coach
Rui Raposo [national]
Training Regime
She trains seven hours per week.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Cape Verde
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Angola

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling, learning about other cultures, surfing the internet, reading, listening to music. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Receiving the Medal of Sports Merit in Cape Verde. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her guide. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Cape Verdean Para athlete Marcio Fernandes. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2012 she received the Medal of Sports Merit from the government of Cape Verde. (governo.cv, 17 Apr 2012; YouTube channel, 16 Nov 2020)
Other information
MOVE TO PORTUGAL
In the early 2010s she relocated from Cape Verde to Portugal, following her mother who had moved to Europe to be closer to her husband. After some time away from sport she resumed training in 2012. (YouTube channel, 16 Nov 2020)

EDUCATION
She has a diploma as a physiotherapist. (YouTube channel, 16 Nov 2020)