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Manuel Mendes

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Family
Wife Marta Cristina, daughter Ana Rita
Residence
Guimarães, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at around age 30.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by his uncle, who was a runner.
Club / Team
Vitoria SC: Guimarães, POR
Name of coach
Ricardo Ribas [personal], POR

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (opraticante.pt, 07 Aug 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ricardo Ribas. (opraticante.pt, 07 Aug 2020)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese long-distance runners Ana Dulce Felix and Ricardo Ribas. (opraticante.pt, 07 Aug 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was named Commander of the Order of Merit in Portugal. (pluralesingular.pt, 09 Nov 2016)

In 2015 he received a Vitoria SC Sports Merit Award in Guimaraes, Portugal. (vitoriasc.pt, 17 Dec 2015)

He received the 2015 Adapted Sports Award in Guimaraes, Portugal. (cm-guimaraes.pt, 30 Jun 2015)
Impairment
He had his left arm amputated at age nine after he was involved in an accident with an agricultural machine while playing on a farm near his parents' house. (opraticante.pt, 07 Aug 2020; radiovizela.pt, 03 Dec 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T46 Final Round 2016-09-18 3