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Nuno Alves

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Jose Ferreira

Further personal information

Residence
Seixal, POR
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1996 at the Blind and Amblyopia Association of Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal.
Club / Team
Centro Cultural e Recreativo do Alto do Moinho: Seixal, POR
Name of coach
Alexandre Canal [personal], POR
Training Regime
He runs 120 to 130 kilometres per week.

International debut

Year
1997
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Italy

General interest

Hobbies
Reading. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the Sporting Merit of Portugal award in 2014. (desportoalmada.blogspot.com, 10 Sep 2015)
Impairment
His visual impairment is the result of a firearm accident which occurred in Tourem, Portugal when he was 18 years old. (jn.pt, 26 Aug 2017; familiacrista.paulus.pt, 07 Sep 2016; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other information
NEW HORIZONS
After running the Boston Marathon in 2018, he said that he is keen to change sport: "I have been enjoying these long races, I have done marathons in Porto, Madrid, Amsterdam and Budapest. Since [those], I have also trained in cycling and swimming, I will try the triathlon". (record.pt, 18 Apr 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 4
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 9999
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 9999
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 9999
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 9999
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 9999
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 4
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 5
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 3
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 1
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-24 5
Men's 5000 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-26 5
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2012-08-31 9999
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-20 3
Men's 1500 m T11 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 4
Men's 1500 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-25 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-26 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-08 8
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2016-09-11 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2017-07-15 8
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2017-07-18 9