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Miguel Monteiro

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F40

Further personal information

Residence
Mangualde, POR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Engineering - University of Aveiro: Portugal

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2014 at the Casa do Povo de Mangualde club in Portugal.
Why this sport?
His coach, Joao Amaral Mendes, encouraged his mother to get him involved. "I always liked to watch athletics on TV and to practise sports. I started with javelin and shot put, but I ended up adapting better to shot put, because javelin requires a lot of techniques."
Club / Team
Casa do Povo de Mangualde: Portugal
Name of coach
Joao Amaral Mendes, POR

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F40 shot put at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; record.pt, 05 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family and coach Joao Amaral Mendes. (record.pt, 05 Jan 2020; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese triple jumper Nelson Evora. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Throwing is life. Never quit." (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was Portugal's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. He was also named Newcomer of the Year in 2018 by the Sports Journalists Association in Portugal. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018; cnid.pt 24 May 2018; revistaatletismo.com, 24 May 2018)
Ambitions
To continue improving his personal best in shot put. (ua.pt, 02 Mar 2021)
Impairment
He was born with achondroplasia. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; hopkinsmedicine.org 01 Jan 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 2016-09-16 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F40 Final 1 2017-07-20 2