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FERNANDES SEMEDO Marilson
Sport Para athletics
NPC Cape Verde   
GenderMen
Age33
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cape Verde
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Creole, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Computer Engineering - Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde: Praia, CPV
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Praia, Cape Verde.
Why this sport?
He had always liked sports and found that he was good at athletics.
Name of coach
Mariela Pita Aliaga [national]
Training Regime
In the lead-up to the 2020 Paralympic Games he trained at the National Stadium in Praia, Cape Verde, for 15 hours a week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, researching. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first international medal in 2017, and securing his place to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Cape Verdean Para athlete Marcio Fernandes, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Impairment
His left leg has been amputated below the knee. (Facebook profile, 20 Nov 2012; asemana.publ.cv, 01 Apr 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2021 Javelin Throw F57 33.07