Origin of Impairment
S8, SB8, SM8
Further personal information
Rio Maior, POR
Sports and Recreation Studies - Rio Maior School of Sport: Portugal
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three in Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal, but it was not until age 13 that he took up competitive Para swimming.
Why this sport?
"My parents wanted me to start swimming so that I could look after my health and practise a sport."
Club / Team
Feira Viva CD: Santa Maria da Feira, POR
Name of coach
Carla Cardoso [club], POR
Nutellaman ["Because I love Nutella"] (Athlete, 10 Mar 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four medals at the 2015 European Para Youth Games in Varazdin, Croatia. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and coach Carla Cardoso. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never surrender." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2016)
He was born with a congenital malformation in his hands and feet. (cm-feira.pt, 27 Nov 2017; Athlete, 10 Mar 2016)