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GONÇALVES Cristina
Sport Boccia
NPC Portugal   
GenderWomen
Age41
Place of BirthLisbon, POR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
BC2
Guide
Ines Henriques
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
She found the sport interesting and competitive.
Club / Team
Associacao de Paralisia Cerebral de Lisboa: Portugal
General Interest
Nicknames
Loira (Athlete, 31 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Rosa Carvalho. (Athlete, 31 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
British boccia player Nigel Murray. (Athlete, 31 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I like to fight and to take risks in the game." (Athlete, 31 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named Commander of the Order of Merit in Portugal. (dn.pt, 09 Nov 2016)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy. (expresso.sapo.pt, 25 Nov 2006)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2004 Individual - BC2  
1 2004 Team - BC1-2  
5 2008 Individual - BC2  
2 2008 Team - BC1-2  
4 2012 Team - BC1-2  
12 2012 Individual - BC2  
3 2016 Team - BC1-2  
12 2016 Individual - BC2  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2006 Individual - BC2  
2 2006 Team - BC1-2  
35 2010 Individual - BC2  
11 2014 Team - BC1-2  
13 2014 Individual - BC2  
8 2018 Individual - BC2  
7 2018 Team - BC1-2  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2013 Individual - BC2  
3 2015 Team - BC1-2  
6 2017 Team - BC1-2  
11 2017 Individual - BC2  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
11 2015 Individual - BC2  
11 2015 Individual - BC2  
14 2016 Individual - BC2  
13 2016 Individual - BC2  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016 Individual - BC2  
World Open
Rank Year Event Result
5 2017 Individual - BC2