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Nelson Goncalves

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Helder Silva

Further personal information

Residence
Tavira, POR
Occupation
Communications Professional
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish

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]

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Lisbon, POR

General interest

Hobbies
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)
Impairment
He was born blind as a result of aniridia, a condition in which the iris is incomplete or missing. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Men's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-03 18
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F11 Final 1 2015-10-25 5
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2015-10-27 13