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PEREIRA Fernando
Sport Boccia
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age64
Place of BirthPorto, POR
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family
Child Nuno Pereira.
Residence
Leça da Palmeira, POR
Occupation
Retired
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began in 2002 at age 48.
Club / Team
ARDA: Porto, POR
Name of coach
Luís Ferreira
Coach from which country?
Portugal
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, movies, theatre. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the silver medal in the pairs event at both the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens and the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)
Most influential person in career
Portuguese boccia player Bruno Valentim. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)
Hero / Idol
Nelson Mandela. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not underestimate opponents." (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)
Ambitions
"To always reach the medals. After my sports career I hope to transmit my skills." (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)
Other information
FOUNDATION FOUNDER
He is the founder of APN - Associação Portuguesa de Doentes Neuromusculares [Portuguese Association for Neuromuscular Patients]. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)

DISABILITY
He has muscular dystrophy. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2004 Individual - BC4  
2 2004 Pairs - BC4  
5 2008 Individual - BC4  
2 2008 Pairs - BC4  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
17 2006 Individual - BC4  
1 2006 Pairs - BC4  
4 2010 Individual - BC4  
11 2014 Pairs - BC4  
29 2014 Individual - BC4  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 Individual - BC4  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
33 2015 Individual - BC4  
33 2015 Individual - BC4  
42 2016 Individual - BC4  
98 2016 Individual - BC4