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SILVA Luís
Sport Boccia
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthVila Nova de Famalicão, POR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Vania Pinheiro
Residence
Vila Nova de Famalicão, POR
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
Portuguese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing boccia in 2009.
Club / Team
Luis Silva Boccia Association: Vila Nova de Famalicão, POR
Name of coach
Maria Helena Bastos [national]; Vania Pinheiro [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championship
General Interest
Most influential person in career
All of his coaches. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese football player Vitor Baia. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always try your best." (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2009 he won the Sport Merit Award of the Portuguese Sport Commission. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 2012)
Other information
ASSOCIATION FOUNDER
In 2010 he created the Luis Silva Boccia Association in Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal, dedicated to developing adaptive sports in the region. (bocciaworld.org, 30 Aug 2012; fpdd.org, 08 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 Pairs - BC3  
15 2012 Individual - BC3  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010 Individual - BC3  
2 2010 Pairs - BC3  
3 2014 Pairs - BC3  
40 2014 Individual - BC3  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2013 Individual - BC3  
5 2015 Pairs - BC3  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
23 2015 Individual - BC3  
23 2015 Individual - BC3  
18 2016 Individual - BC3  
31 2016 Individual - BC3  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
20 2016 Individual - BC3  
World Open
Rank Year Event Result
1 2017 Pairs - BC3