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MUCHAVO Maria
Sport Para athletics
NPC Mozambique   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthMaputo, MOZ
Height1.60 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Maputo, MOZ
Languages
English, Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2010 in Maputo, Mozambique.
Why this sport?
Athletics was a sport she had always liked.
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Mozambique
Tournament
All Africa Games
Location
Maputo, MOZ
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Mozambican middle distance runner Maria Mutola. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named 2012 Paralympic Athlete of the Year in Mozambique. (opais.sapo.mz, 17 Jun 2013)

She was Mozambique's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first female to represent Mozambique at the Paralympic Games when she competed at the 2012 Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 100m T12 13.97
Round 1 2012 400m T12 1:03.68
Round 1 2012 200m T12 28.28
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2013 200m T12 27.33
Semifinal 2013 100m T12 13.11
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T12 13.33