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Nelson Lopes

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S4, SM4

Further personal information

Family
Wife and children Mafalda and Francisco
Residence
Cascais, POR
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
English, French, Portuguese
Higher education
Economics - Lisboa School of Economics and Management: Portugal

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1980 at the Alcoitao Centre for Rehabilitation Medicine in Portugal.
Why this sport?
It was a part of his rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Clube Natacao Colegio Vasco da Gama: Sintra, POR
Name of coach
Edgar Andrade [club], POR, from 2009

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Portugal

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2013)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 9
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 13
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 8
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 16
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heats 9
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 14
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 10
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 6
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 12
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 9
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heats 8
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 8
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-12 9
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2013-08-13 8
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2013-08-13 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-15 9
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-16 7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2015-07-13 8
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-13 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-14 13
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2015-07-16 15
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2015-07-19 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2016-09-13 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2016-09-16 5