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PEREIRA SEMEDO Keula Nidreia
Sport Para athletics
NPC Cape Verde   
GenderWomen
Age33
Place of BirthPraia, CPV
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Lisbon, POR
Occupation
Athlete, Model
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 15 in Cape Verde.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try the sport by one of her teachers.
Name of coach
Rui Raposo [national]
Training Regime
She trains seven hours per week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Cape Verde
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Angola
General Interest
Hobbies
Travelling, learning about other cultures, surfing the internet, reading, listening to music. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Receiving the Medal of Sports Merit in Cape Verde. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her guide. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Cape Verdean Para athlete Marcio Fernandes. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2012 she received the Medal of Sports Merit from the government of Cape Verde. (governo.cv, 17 Apr 2012; YouTube channel, 16 Nov 2020)
Other information
MOVE TO PORTUGAL
In the early 2010s she relocated from Cape Verde to Portugal, following her mother who had moved to Europe to be closer to her husband. After some time away from sport she resumed training in 2012. (YouTube channel, 16 Nov 2020)

EDUCATION
She has a diploma as a physiotherapist. (YouTube channel, 16 Nov 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2021 100m T11 15.53
14 2021 200m T11 33.04