João Pedro Lopes da Silva (born 15 May 1989) is a Portuguese professional triathlete. He was European U-23 Champion in 2008, 2010 and 2011, National Junior Champion in 2006 and 2007 and the National U-23 Champion in 2008. At the 2012 Summer Olympics Silva placed 9th thus becoming the most decorated male triathlete in Portuguese history. On 23 January 2013, Silva joined S.L. Benfica's triathlon team. He won the silver medal at the 2015 European Games in Baku.
Silva was born in Benedita, Alcobaça, Portugal. At the age of seventeen Silva won his first medals at Junior World Championships and in the same year he started to take part in and to achieve top ten positions at Elite competitions.
At the World Championship Series and World Triathlon Series triathlons in Yokohama he won the gold medals in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 he also represented Portugal at the London Olympics and placed 9th.
In France, Silva takes part in the prestigious Club Championship Series Grand Prix de Triathlon. At the Grand Final in Nice, he placed 3rd in the individual ranking and 1st in the club ranking. His club Les Sables Vendee Tri is also the French Club Champion of the year 2012.
Silva studies medicine at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
In the ten years from 2003 to 2012, Silva took part in 60 ITU competitions and achieved 26 top ten positions. The following list is based upon the official ITU Athlete's Page. Unless indicated otherwise the following competitions are triathlons and belong to the Elite category.
|2006-09-02||World Championships (Junior)||Lausanne||3|
|2006-10-07||Duathlon European Championships (Junior)||Rimini||2|
|2006-10-28||Premium European Cup||Eilat||5|
|2007-01-21||Pan American Cup||La Paz||DNF|
|2007-01-28||Pan American Cup||Villarrica||28|
|2007-05-06||BG World Cup||Lisbon||61|
|2007-05-19||Duathlon World Championships (Junior)||Gyor||5|
|2007-06-03||BG World Cup||Madrid||DNF|
|2007-06-16||Duathlon European Championships (Junior)||Edinburgh||1|
|2007-06-29||European Championships (Junior)||Copenhagen||3|
|2007-07-21||European Championships (U23)||Kuopio||37|
|2007-08-30||BG World Championships (Junior)||Hamburg||8|
|2007-09-09||Premium European Cup||Kedzierzyn Kozle||11|
|2007-10-07||BG World Cup||Rhodes||17|
|2007-11-04||BG World Cup||Cancun||40|
|2007-12-01||BG World Cup||Eilat||DNF|
|2008-03-30||BG World Cup||Mooloolaba||DNF|
|2008-04-06||BG World Cup||New Plymouth||45|
|2008-04-19||Premium European Cup||Pontevedra||36|
|2008-05-10||European Championships (Junior)||Lisbon||2|
|2008-06-05||BG World Championships (Junior)||Vancouver||14|
|2008-09-06||European Championships (U23)||Pulpí||1|
|2008-09-27||Duathlon World Championships (Junior)||Rimini||20|
|2009-05-02||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Tongyeong||46|
|2009-05-17||Premium European Cup||Pontevedra||DNF|
|2009-06-20||European Championships (U23)||Tarzo Revine||15|
|2009-09-09||Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final (U23 World Championship)||Gold Coast||DNF|
|2009-09-26||Duathlon World Championships (U23)||Concord||7|
|2010-05-08||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Seoul||22|
|2010-06-05||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Madrid||7|
|2010-07-17||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Hamburg||10|
|2010-07-24||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||London||11|
|2010-08-14||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Kitzbuhel||7|
|2010-08-28||European Championships (U23)||Vila Nova de Gaia (Porto)||1|
|2010-09-08||Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final||Budapest||4|
|2011-04-09||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Sydney||8|
|2011-06-04||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Madrid||27|
|2011-07-16||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Hamburg||5|
|2011-08-06||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||London||20|
|2011-08-20||Sprint World Championships||Lausanne||8|
|2011-09-09||Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final||Beijing||27|
|2011-09-19||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Yokohama||1|
|2011-10-28||European Championships (U23)||Eilat||1|
|2012-05-10||World Triathlon Series||San Diego||52|
|2012-08-25||World Triathlon Series||Stockholm||18|
|2012-09-01||European Championships (U23)||Aguilas||14|
|2012-09-29||World Triathlon Series||Yokohama||1|
|2013-04-07||World Triathlon Series||Auckland||3|
|2013-04-20||World Triathlon Series||San Diego||3|
BG = the sponsor British Gas · DNF = did not finish · DNS = did not start
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- "Todas as informações sobre jogos - SL Benfica". Archived from the original on 2020-04-10. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
- "Retrieved 7 October 2012". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
- "João Silva dá primeira medalha a Portugal em Baku". Sapo Desporto. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
- Official website (in Portuguese)