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MACEDO Josť
Sport Boccia
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthBraga, POR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
BC3
Further Personal Information
Residence
Braga, POR
Languages
English, Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing boccia in 1992.
Club / Team
Sporting Clube de Braga: Portugal
Name of coach
Luis Marta [club]; Andre Soares [club]
General Interest
Nicknames
Miko (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (scbraga.pt, 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just win." (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)
Awards and honours
He was Portugal's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

He was named Amateur Athlete of the Year by his club SC Braga in 2015. (bragaboccia.wordpress.com, 16 Feb 2016)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 1996 Individual - BC1 wad  
1 1996 Pairs - BC1 wad  
1 2000 Individual - BC3  
4 2000 Pairs - BC3  
9 2004 Individual - BC3  
5 2004 Pairs - BC3  
2 2012 Pairs - BC3  
3 2012 Individual - BC3  
6 2016 Pairs - BC3  
3 2016 Individual - BC3  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 Individual - BC3  
4 2006 Pairs - BC3  
2 2010 Individual - BC3  
2 2010 Pairs - BC3  
3 2014 Pairs - BC3  
12 2014 Individual - BC3  
17 2018 Individual - BC3  
13 2018 Pairs - BC3  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 Individual - BC3  
5 2015 Pairs - BC3  
5 2017 Individual - BC3  
6 2017 Pairs - BC3  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 Individual - BC3  
6 2015 Individual - BC3  
6 2016 Individual - BC3  
4 2016 Individual - BC3  
12 2018 Individual - BC3  
12 2018 Individual - BC3  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
23 2016 Individual - BC3  
World Open
Rank Year Event Result
1 2017 Pairs - BC3  
2 2017 Individual - BC3