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COSTA Armando
Sport Boccia
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthCinf„es, POR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
BC3
Guide
Ricardo Neves
Further Personal Information
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 1991.
Club / Team
Associacao do Porto de Paralisia Cerebral: Portugal
Name of coach
Ricardo Neves [personal], POR
General Interest
Nicknames
Arnaldo [after his father]. (paralimpicos.eu, 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Luis Ferreira. (paralimpicos.eu, 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Unity is strength." (bocciaworld.org, 27 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named Para Athlete of the Year at the Gondomar Sports Gala in Portugal in 2015 and 2016. (cm-gondomar.pt, 30 Oct 2016; appc.pt, Oct 2016)

He has had a pavilion [1997] and street [2010] named in his honour in Cinfaes, Portugal. (paralimpicos.eu, 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (vivacidade.org, 29 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (pcand.pt, 07 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 1996 Individual - BC1 wad  
1 1996 Pairs - BC1 wad  
2 2000 Individual - BC3  
4 2000 Pairs - BC3  
4 2004 Individual - BC3  
5 2004 Pairs - BC3  
5 2008 Individual - BC3  
3 2008 Pairs - BC3  
2 2012 Pairs - BC3  
8 2012 Individual - BC3  
6 2016 Pairs - BC3  
21 2016 Individual - BC3  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
24 2006 Individual - BC3  
6 2010 Individual - BC3  
2 2010 Pairs - BC3  
3 2014 Pairs - BC3  
13 2014 Individual - BC3  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
15 2013 Individual - BC3  
5 2015 Pairs - BC3  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
9 2015 Individual - BC3  
9 2015 Individual - BC3  
10 2016 Individual - BC3  
18 2016 Individual - BC3  
136 2018 Individual - BC3  
136 2018 Individual - BC3  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
22 2016 Individual - BC3