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Marco Meneses

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Castro Daire, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven in Castro Daire, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He wanted to learn how to swim, so his parents introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
Academia de Cultura e Recreio do Concelho de Castro Daire [O Crasto]: Portugal

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Portugal

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Armando Costa. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swim until you're exhausted." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Swimmer of the Year for the 2018/19 season by Portugal's Central and Northern Swimming Association [ANCNP]. (ocrasto.pt, 25 Feb 2020)

He was presented with a gold medal by the Portuguese Swimming Federation at the 2019 Swimming Gala in Portimao, Portugal. (fpnatacao.pt, 19 Oct 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2017-12-03 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2017-12-07 9999