Portugal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Portugal at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Portugal.svg
IPC code POR
NPC Paralympic Committee of Portugal
Website www.comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt (Portuguese) (English)
in Beijing
Competitors 35 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Filomena Franco[1]
Medals
Ranked 42nd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 4 2 7
Officials 56[2]
Summer Paralympics appearances

Portugal competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. The country participated with 35 competitors in seven sports.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Fernandes, João PauloJoão Paulo Fernandes Boccia Mixed individual – BC1
 Silver Gonçalves, LuísLuís Gonçalves Athletics Men's 400 m – T12
 Silver Marques, AntónioAntónio Marques Boccia Mixed individual – BC1
 Silver Fernandes, João PauloJoão Paulo Fernandes
Cristina Gonçalves
Fernando Ferreira
António Marques
Boccia Mixed team – BC1/2
 Silver Costa, ArmandoArmando Costa
Mário Peixoto
Eunice Raimundo
Boccia Mixed pairs – BC3
 Bronze Pereira, FernandoFernando Pereira
Bruno Valentim
Boccia Mixed pairs – BC4
 Bronze Martins, JoãoJoão Martins Swimming Men's 50 metre backstroke – S1

Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

Men
Athlete(s) Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Overall Result Rank Overall Result Rank
Nuno Alves 1500 m – T11 4:21.41 4 8 q N/A Did not advance
5000 m – T11 N/A Did not finish
Firmino Baptista 100 m – T11 11.78 1 Q 12 11.73 3 11 Did not advance
200 m – T11 24.15 3 12 q 24.09 4 8 q 24.13 6
Carlos Ferreira Marathon – T12 N/A
Luís Gonçalves 200 m – T12 22.88 SB 1 Q 8 22.83 SB 3 9 Did not advance
400 m – T12 49.18 SB 1 Q 2 50.48 2 2 q 50.15 Silver medal icon.svg
Carlos Lopes 100 m – T11 11.82 2 13 Did not advance
Gabriel Macchi 10000 m – T12 N/A Did not finish
Marathon – T12 N/A 2:42:06 14
José Monteiro 800 m – T46 2:01.69 6 16 N/A Did not advance
1500 m – T46 4:13.98 SB 9 18 N/A Did not advance
Jorge Pina Marathon – T12 N/A
Gabriel Potra 200 m – T12 22.92 3 10 q 23.23 4 10 Did not advance
Pentathlon – P12 N/A Did not finish
Alexandrino Silva Marathon – T54 N/A
Ricardo Vale 5000 m – T11 N/A 16:32.49 5
Carlos Lopes
Firmino Baptista
Gabriel Potra
Luís Gonçalves
4x100 m – T11/13 Disqualified N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete(s) Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Overall Result Rank Overall Result Rank
Maria Graça Fernandes 100 m – T38 15.26 SB 5 9 Did not advance
200 m – T38 31.21 SB 5 8 q N/A 31.38 8
Odete Fiúza 800 m – T12/13 2:31.67 SB 4 6 Did not advance
1500 m – T13 N/A 5:03.51 8

Boccia - Paralympic pictogram.svg Boccia[edit]

Four gold medalists from the 2004 GamesJoão Paulo Fernandes, Cristina Gonçalves, António Marques and Fernando Ferreira—returned to compete in Beijing. The boccia national team's coach is Helena Bastos. Portugal was expected to be a strong contender in this sport as it is regarded as one of the most successful countries ever.[3]

Athlete(s) Event Group round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
João Paulo Fernandes Individual BC1  Sarela (FIN)
W 4–3
 Zhang (CHN)
W 6–5
 Leung (HKG)
W 5–2
 Vaquerizo (ESP)
W 4–2
 Park (KOR)
W 3–2
 Wang (NOR)
W 5–4
 Marques (POR)
W 8–1
Gold medal icon.svg
António Marques Individual BC1  Aandalen (NOR)
W 11–3
 Sanders (NZL)
L 0–6
 Moran (IRL)
W 4–2
 Smith (GBR)
L 2–3
 Beltran (ESP)
W 4–3
 Shelly (IRL)
W 4–1
 Fernandes (POR)
L 1–8
Silver medal icon.svg
Cristina Gonçalves Individual BC2  Martin (ESP)
L 2–4
 Norsterud (NOR)
W 5–2
 Wong (HKG)
W 11–0
N/A  Kwok (HKG)
L 1–8
Did not advance
Fernando Ferreira Individual BC2  Bentley (GBR)
W 6–1
 Kainuma (JPN)
W 8–2
 Leahy (IRL)
L 2–5
N/A  Cortez (ARG)
L 2–5
Did not advance
Mário Peixoto Individual BC3  Slade (NZL)
W 11–0
 Jeong (KOR)
L 0–6
 Visaratanunta (THA)
W 5–0
N/A  Costa (POR)
W 3–2
 Park (KOR)
L 3–4
Bronze Match
 Jeong (KOR)
L 0–12
4
Armando Costa Individual BC3  Martin (ESP)
W 8–0
 Gaulthier (CAN)
W 5–3
 Stavropoulou (GRE)
W 11–2
N/A  Peixoto (POR)
L 2–3
Did not advance
Eunice Raimundo Individual BC3  Kabush (CAN)
W 4–3
 Pesquera (ESP)
L 4–7
 Michos (GRE)
W 5–1
N/A Did not advance
Bruno Valentim Individual BC4  Pereira (POR)
L 2–5
 Pinto (BRA)
W 4–2
 Gyurkota (HUN)
W 7–2
N/A Did not advance
Fernando Pereira Individual BC4  Valentim (POR)
W 5–2
 Gyurkota (HUN)
W 5–0
 Pinto (BRA)
L 4–7
N/A  Leung (HKG)
L 2–9
Did not advance
Armando Costa
Mário Peixoto
Eunice Raimundo
Pairs BC3  New Zealand (NZL)
W 4–0
 Greece (GRE)
W 5–2
 Thailand (THA)
W 7–1
N/A  Spain (ESP)
L 4–6
Bronze Match
 Thailand (THA)
W 4–1
Bronze medal icon.svg
Fernando Pereira
Bruno Valentim
Pairs BC4  Cuifang & Suili (CHN)
W 7–0
 Katrina & Prochazka (CZE)
W 6-5
 Leung & Lau (HKG)
L 2–3
N/A  Baixauli & Dueso (ESP)
W 4–3
 Pinto & Santos (BRA)
L 2–5
Silver medal icon.svg
João Paulo Fernandes
Fernando Ferreira
Cristina Gonçalves
António Marques
Team BC1–2  Japan (JPN)
W 7–4
 Norway (NOR)
W 19–1
N/A  Argentina (ARG)
W 8–3
 Spain (ESP)
W 8–2
 Great Britain (GBR)
L 4–8
Silver medal icon.svg

Cycling - Paralympic pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Result Rank
Augusto Pereira Road race (LC3–4/CP3) 1:49:37 22
Road time trial (CP3) 43:43.02 7

Equestrian - Paralympic pictogram.svg Equestrian[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Final Score Rank
Sara Duarte Neapolitano Morel Freestylee grade II 66.336 5

Rowing - Paralympic pictogram.svg Rowing[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Final B Rank
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Filomena Franco Single sculls – A 7:31.90 6 8:29:90 5 8:04:89 5 11

Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Final
Time Rank Overall Time Rank
David Grachat 50 m freestyle – S9 26.77 4 9 Did not advance
100 m freestyle – S9 57.93 3 6 Q 57.55 6
200 m individual medley – SM9 2:28.75 3 7 Q 2:26.13 7
Nélson Lopes 50 m backstroke – S4 52.74 5 8 Q 53.38 8
150 m individual medley – SM4 3:15.06 6 9 Did not advance
João Martins 50 m backstroke – S1 N/A 1:47.76 Bronze medal icon.svg
Women
Athlete Event Heats Final
Time Rank Overall Time Rank
Joana Calado 100 m breaststroke – SB8 1:28.46 4 6 Q 1:28.53 5
200 m individual medley – SM9 2:52.52 7 12 Did not advance
Simone Fragoso 50 m freestyle – S5 48.69 6 10 Did not advance
50 m backstroke – S5 58.90 7 11 Did not advance
Diana Guimarães 50 m backstroke – S5 1:06.57 6 13 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke – SB4 2:22.77 5 9 Did not advance
Leila Marques 100 m breaststroke – SB8 1:29.99 5 7 Q 1:30.11 7
400 m freestyle – S9 5:10.30 5 13 Did not advance
Perpétua Vaza 50 m freestyle – S3 1:16.18 5 9 Did not advance
50 m backstroke – S3 1:21.95 5 10 Did not advance

Sailing - Paralympic pictogram.svg Sailing[edit]

Athlete(s) Event Races Total
points
Net
points
Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Bento Amaral (s)
Luísa Silvano (c)
SKUD18 8 8 6 9 9 8 5 6 6 8 73 55 9

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filomena Franco é a porta-estandarte". Sapo.pt. 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Missão Paralímpica Portuguesa aos XIII Jogos Paralímpicos em Pequim" (in Portuguese). Federação Portuguesa de Desporto para Deficientes. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Boccia powerhouse Portugal plans to dominate podium at Paralympics". Xinhua News Agency. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-09-04.