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FERNANDES Marcio
Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Cape Verde   
GenderMale
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Linda, two children
Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1994 in Portugal.
Why this sport?
He chose the sport so he could have different challenges in different disciplines.
Club / Team
Bedford and County Athletics Club: England
Name of coach
Allen Adamson [club], GBR
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Cape Verde
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Canadian cancer research activist Terry Fox, South African Para sprinter Oscar Pistorius. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015, 26 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Play fair and clean." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was Cape Verde's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of both the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016; paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)

In 2015 he received an Order of Merit in Cape Verde. (anacao.cv, 19 Nov 2015)
Impairment
At age 10 his left leg was amputated after he was involved in a car accident. (paralympic.org, 03 Jul 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 200m T44 24.84
9 2012 Javelin Throw F44 46.04
Round 1 2012 100m T44 12.16
9 2016 Javelin Throw F44 51.67
World Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2013 100m T44 11.74
2 2013 Javelin Throw F44 53.87
10 2015 Discus Throw F44 34.20
Heats 2015 100m T44 12.48
1 2015 Javelin Throw F44 56.24
4 2017 Javelin Throw F44 54.25