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MENESES Marco
Sport Para swimming
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age21
Place of BirthCastro Daire, POR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Castro Daire, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven in Castro Daire, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He wanted to learn how to swim, so his parents introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
Academia de Cultura e Recreio do Concelho de Castro Daire [O Crasto]: Portugal
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Portugal
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Armando Costa. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swim until you're exhausted." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Swimmer of the Year for the 2018/19 season by Portugal's Central and Northern Swimming Association [ANCNP]. (ocrasto.pt, 25 Feb 2020)

He was presented with a gold medal by the Portuguese Swimming Federation at the 2019 Swimming Gala in Portimao, Portugal. (fpnatacao.pt, 19 Oct 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2021 400m Freestyle S11  DNS
8 2021 50m Freestyle S11 28.02
8 2021 100m Backstroke S11 1:12.68
  2021 200m Individual Medley SM11  DSQ
12 2021 100m Butterfly S11 1:21.25
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 100m Backstroke S11 1:17.89
  2017 50m Freestyle S11  DSQ
6 2019 100m Backstroke S11 1:11.88
Heats 2019 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:51.90
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S11 1:06.39
Heats 2019 100m Butterfly S11 1:23.85
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S11 5:11.91
8 2022 50m Freestyle S11 28.00
8 2022 100m Freestyle S11 1:02.51
3 2022 100m Backstroke S11 1:10.37
4 2022 400m Freestyle S11 4:44.29
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018 50m Freestyle S11 32.06
5 2018 400m Freestyle S11 5:34.46
3 2018 100m Backstroke S11 1:14.08
10 2018 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:03.71
12 2018 100m Freestyle S11 1:14.62
6 2018 100m Butterfly S11 1:29.38
7 2021 50m Freestyle S11 28.56
6 2021 100m Butterfly S11 1:22.55
9 2021 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:31.69
  2021 200m Individual Medley SM11  DSQ
8 2021 100m Freestyle S11 1:04.42
4 2021 100m Backstroke S11 1:11.40
4 2021 400m Freestyle S11 4:56.01