Imagen
3138-Ricardo Vale photo

Ricardo Vale

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11
Guide
Paulo Ramos

Further personal information

Residence
Mafra, POR
Languages
French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
Higher education
Mathematics - Universidade de Lisboa: Portugal

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2001 at age 18.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the challenge of the sport and the fact he can spend much of his time outdoors.
Club / Team
Amigos Atletismo Mafra: Portugal
Name of coach
Jose Adriano Goncalves [national]
Coach from which country?
Portugal

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Poland

General interest

Hobbies
Relaxing, listening to music, walking in parks, going to the beach, travelling. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 10000m at the 2006 World Championships in Assen, Netherlands, finishing fifth in the 5000m at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2012)
Most influential person in career
His guide Paulo Ramos. (record.xl.pt, 21 Aug 2012)
Injuries
He had an abdominal injury that limited the amount of training he could do for six months. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Ambitions
To continue improving, to remain in the sport once he has finished competing. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 5
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 8
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 9999
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 3
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 4
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 9999
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 6
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 8
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 9999
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-24 5
Men's 5000 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-26 5
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2012-08-31 6
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 9