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MACCHI Gabriel
Sport Para athletics, Para Triathlon
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthBuenos Aires, ARG
Height1.75 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Jorge Rodrigues; Martin Nunes
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Paula Ramos
Residence
Fundão, POR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - School of Education: Castelo Branco, POR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 at age 31 in Seia, Portugal.
Why this sport?
He wanted to be healthy.
Club / Team
GCA Donas: Fundão, POR
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED
General Interest
Nicknames
Gaby (beiranews.pt, 07 Mar 2016)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go until the end. Give your best." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Other sports
He has competed in para-triathlon at national level in Portugal. (federacao-triatlo.pt, 26 May 2014)
Impairment
He has been visually impaired since he developed juvenile glaucoma. (enistoquesomosbons.blogs.sapo.pt, 14 Aug 2008)
Other information
LATE INCLUSION
He was a late addition to the Portugal squad for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after they were allocated an extra place following the exclusion of Russian athletes from the Games. (jornaldofundao.pt, 25 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
  2008 10000m T12  DNF
14 2008 Marathon T12 2:42:06
6 2012 Marathon T12 2:40:13
6 2016 Marathon T12 2:43:49
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2006 5000m T12 15:50.20
7 2006 10000m T12 33:24.94
  2011 Marathon T12  DNF
3 2013 Marathon T12 2:41:25
Marathon World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 Marathon T11/12 2:38:11