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Sandro Patricio Correia Baessa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Vila Nova de Gaia, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in Oliveira do Douro, Portugal, in 2013.
Why this sport?
His speed was noticed when he was playing football and it was suggested that he should try athletics. "I like the sport."
Club / Team
Clube Futebol Oliveira do Douro: Vila Nova de Gaia, POR
Name of coach
Rui Pinto, POR, from 2015
Training Regime
He trains for 18 hours a week.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Portugal

General interest

Hobbies
Walking, playing video games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T20 1500m at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Rui Pinto. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Male Athlete at the 2019 INAS Global Games in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (rtp.pt, 21 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (audiencia.pt, 13 Dec 2018)