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Samuel Freitas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 14 at Clube Popular Madeira in Portugal.
Club / Team
ACD Jardim da Serra: Câmara de Lobos, POR
Name of coach
Jose Silva [national]; Jose Goncalves [personal]

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Bollnäs, SWE

General interest

Nicknames
Rafa (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Most influential person in career
His friends, and his coach. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live one day at a time." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Heat 1 2011-01-27 4
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 2011-01-29 12
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2013-07-25 11
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-25 11
Men's 800 m T20 Heat 1 2015-10-26 8
Men's 800 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-28 7