José Sayovo

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José Sayovo
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  Angola
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 100 m
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 400 m
Gold medal – first place 2012 London 400 m
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 100 m
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 400 m
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 200 m
All-Africa Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Maputo 400m T11

José Armando Sayovo (born March 3, 1973)[citation needed] is an Angolan Paralympic track and field athlete.

He was the first person to win a Paralympic medal for the Republic of Angola after he won three gold medals, in the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints, at the 2004 Summer Paralympic Games in Athens.[1]

He represented Angola again at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing,[2] and was his country's flagbearer during the Games' opening ceremony. [3] He won three silver medals, in the men's 100m, 200m and 400m sprints.[4]

At the age of 39, he won a Bronze medal in the 200m[5] and won a Gold medal in the 400m at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London[6]


  1. ^ Angola at the Paralympics on
  2. ^ "Le Secrétaire général du comité paralympique angolais à Pékin", Agencia AngolaPress, August 21, 2008
  3. ^ Official list of flagbearers Archived 2008-09-09 at the Wayback Machine. on the website of the International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ List of medallists for Angola, official website of the 2008 Paralympics
  5. ^ " Sayovo wins bronze in London2012 Paralympics Games", Agencia AngolaPress, September 5, 2012
  6. ^ " Winning of gold medal in London Paralympics marks 2012, Agencia AngolaPress, December 26, 2012