Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1998 at age 23 in Tavira, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He was invited to try the sport and he enjoyed it.
Club / Team
Grupo Desportivo Pic Nic: Vila Real de Santo António, POR
Name of coach
Helder Silva [club], POR, from 2000; Jose Silva [national]
Reading, listening to music. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 01 Jul 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the javelin at the 1999 European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, and competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Helder Silva. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Spanish F11 shot putter David Casinos. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named 2015 Adapted Sports Athlete of the Year by the city of Tavira. (algarveprimeiro.com, 28 Oct 2015)
He was born blind as a result of aniridia, a condition in which the iris is incomplete or missing. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
|Men's Discus Throw F11||Final||2011-01-22||8|
|Men's Shot Put F11||Final||2011-01-24||9|
|Men's Javelin F11||Final||2011-01-27||5|
|Men's Discus Throw F11||Final Round||2012-09-02||8|
|Men's Shot Put F11/12||Final Round||2012-09-03||18|
|Men's Discus Throw F11||Final 1||2013-07-20||10|
|Men's Javelin F11||Final 1||2013-07-23||5|
|Men's Shot Put F11||Final 1||2013-07-25||11|
|Men's Javelin F11||Final 1||2015-10-25||5|
|Men's Discus Throw F11||Final 1||2015-10-27||13|