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Marcio Miguel Da Costa Fernandes

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Family
Wife Linda, two children, including son Ruben [2013]
Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 1994 in Portugal.
Why this sport?
He chose the sport so he could have different challenges in different disciplines.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Cape Verde

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Canadian cancer research activist Terry Fox. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Play fair and clean." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He won the 2017 Disability Sports Award at the Bedford Sports Award ceremony in England. (bedford.gov.uk, 10 Dec 2018)

He was Cape Verde's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of both the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016; paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)

In 2015 he received an Order of Merit in Cape Verde. (anacao.cv, 19 Nov 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportsmidia.cv, 25 Sep 2019)
Impairment
At age 10 his left leg was amputated after he was involved in a car accident. (paralympic.org, 03 Jul 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
In February 2018 he announced his retirement from Para athletics due to lack of motivation and lack of support.. "Everything in life has a beginning and an end, and the time came to put an end to my high performance competitive career. I will always be linked to the sport and available to collaborate and share all my experience with younger generations." In 2019 he returned to the sport to try and compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (desporto.sapo.cv, 23 Feb 2018; sportsmidia.cv, 25 Sep 2019)

OTHER ROLES
He has also served as a coach of young athletes at Bedford & County Athletics Club in Bedford, England. (Bedford Borough Council, 11 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 3 2012-09-01 5
Men's Javelin F44 Final Round 2012-09-02 9
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2012-09-05 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 9
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2015-10-22 10
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2015-10-29 13
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2015-10-30 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final Round 2016-09-09 9
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2017-07-18 4