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GOVERNO Edmilsa
Sport Para athletics
NPC Mozambique   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthMaputo, MOZ
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F13, T13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Maputo, MOZ
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Accounting - Commercial Institute of Maputo: Mozambique
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 14 in Maputo, Mozambique.
Why this sport?
"My teachers, because of my disability, did not accept me to be part of the teams that competed in the school sports games. I felt discriminated against, but that did not make me abandon the sport. One day, a teacher recognised that despite the disability, I had a promising future in the sport, and thanks to him I am still in athletics."
Club / Team
CD Madchedje: Maputo, MOZ
Name of coach
Narciso Faquir
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Mozambique
Location
Mafra, POR
General Interest
Hobbies
Travel, shopping, cooking. (Facebook profile, 09 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T12 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Mozambican middle distance runner Maria de Lurdes Mutola. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She listens to music before competitions. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Time is my biggest rival." (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She was Mozambique's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Milestones
She became the first athlete representing Mozambique to win a medal in any sport at the Paralympic Games, when she claimed bronze in the women's T12 400m at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (newsaiep.com, 14 May 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 06 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She was born with a vision impairment. (verdade.co.mz, 30 Oct 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2016 100m T12 12.35
3 2016 400m T12 53.89
12 2021 100m T13 12.71
6 2021 400m T13 57.68
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 400m T12 58.68
10 2015 200m T12 26.63
Heats 2015 100m T12 13.19