João Vieira (racewalker)

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João Vieira
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João Vieira at the World Championships in 2009.
Personal information
Born (1976-02-20) February 20, 1976 (age 41)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Country  Portugal
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 50km Race Walk

João Paulo Garcia Vieira (born 20 February 1976 in Portimão, Algarve) is a Portuguese race walker.

He placed tenth for Portugal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the 20 km walk and third at the 2006 European Championships. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he finished in 11th in the 20 km walk.[1]

His twin brother Sérgio Vieira is a race walker as well.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Portugal
1994 World Junior Championships Lisboa, Portugal 11th 10,000 m 42:26.17
1997 World Race Walking Cup Poděbrady, Czech Republic 28th 20 km 1:20:59
European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 20 km DNF
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 20th 20 km 1:29.38
1999 World Race Walking Cup Mézidon-Canon, France 21st 20 km 1:24:25
World Championships Seville, Spain 20 km DSQ
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd 20,000 m 1:26:37.78
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 20 km DNS
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 15th 20 km 1:22:52
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20 km DSQ
2002 World Race Walking Cup Turin, Italy 11th 20 km 1:24:13
European Championships Munich, Germany 12th 20 km 1:21:55
2003 World Championships Paris, France 17th 20 km 1:22:07
2004 World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 17th 20 km 1:21:45
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th 20 km 1:22:19
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20 km DNF
2006 World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 8th 20 km 1:20:33
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 20 km 1:20:09
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 25th 20 km 1:27:44
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 15th 20km 1:21:13
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 32nd 20 km 1:25:05
2009 European Race Walking Cup Metz, France 20 km DNF
World Championships Berlin, Germany 10th 20 km 1:21:43
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 20 km 1:20:49
2011 European Race Walking Cup Olhão, Portugal 20 km DNF
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 15th 20km 1:23:26
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 19th 20km 1:22:11
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th 20 km 1:20:41
50 km DNF
2013 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 7th 20 km 1:23:03
World Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 20km 1:22:05
2014 World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 20km DNF
2015 European Race Walking Cup Murcia, Spain 20 km DNF
World Championships Beijing, China 36th 20 km walk 1:25:49

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London 2012 Men's 20 km race walk". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Fernandes, António Manuel (7 August 2007). "Portugal to send 25 athletes to Osaka". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2007-08-10.