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João Paulo Martins Correia

July 20, 1983

Santo Tirso - Portugal

1.60 Height

52kg

My story

I was born on 20 July 1983. Two years later, a road accident introduced me to a wheelchair. We've been together ever since. I passed hours, which turned into years, in rehabilitation to accept that the only ways was look ahead. When I was 8 years old I attended a half-marathon race with athletes in wheelchairs. In the end, I spoke to some of them and, fascinated by the stories, I started to practice sports in the Portuguese Disabled Association. As I have strength, I will continue to show that I unknown the limit word. Thank you to those who have believed in me.

My career

I started practicing athletics almost by accident. I took a chair that an athlete no longer used and experienced. I did not want to stop. At 16 years old I performed my first wheelchair competition. I was half a second away of the 2001 European Championship in Switzerland. The following year, I met a person who completely changed my sports career. I owe him everything that I am as an athlete. That year, I made the qualification time for the European Championship 2003 where I won my first medal. In 2005, reached the second medal, this time at the European Athletics Championship in Finland (Espoo, Helsinki). All hours of dedication and training paid off. But my story does not end here.

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My journey in pictures

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Before the accident

João Correia

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After the accident

3 years old

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Physiotherapy

4 years old

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João Correia

5 years old

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Arrival in Portugal with the first medal for the national athletics

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National Champion

2001

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Medal

2003

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Medal

2005

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Trophies

Several

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Medal

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CTT Stamp

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1st Meeting with Heinz Frei

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Hospital Initiative

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PGA

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PGA

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Children's Day

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Half Marathon

Lisbon

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Press Conference

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Motivational Conference

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Kota Hokinoue WR

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European Espoo training

2005

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European Espoo training

2005

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European Espoo training

2005

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End European Proof Espoo

2005

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Arrival at the airport - European Proof Espoo

2005

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Training

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Guimarães

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Porto

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Porto

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Bilbao

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Switzerland

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Half Marathon

Algarve

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Half Marathon

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half Marathon Lisbon

2014

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Parceiros

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INAPA
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Eurico Ferreira
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ROFF
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José de Mello Saúde
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Liberty Seguros
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ZEISS
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PRIO Energy
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Pingo Doce
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Delta Cafés | Compex
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CASCO | Europcar
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Ricoh | Guess What
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REN | Tufo
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CISION
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Susana Luzir
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Hotéis Vila Galé
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Races

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David Weir set a new World Record

João Correia responsible for the competition

March 20, 2016

David Weir and Marcel Hug, the best wheelchairs athletes in the world, completed the "CTT Wheelchair Racing", part of the 25th edition of the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon. Weir, English, and Hug, Swiss, finished the race with a time of 43 minutes and 21 seconds, the triumph attributed to the British. The Spanish Rafael Botello came in third with a time of 46 minutes. "If we were talking about football, we would say that we had here Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. David Weir and Marcel Hug are two phenomenal adapted athletes and I am proud to note that this is the most competitive Half Marathon of wheelchairs history, " said João Correia, responsible for the race. Besides these two, the race had the participation of top athletes that, taken together, account for more than 70 medals in major evidence of adapted athletics, an unusual curriculum in a single test.

João Correia ambassador for foundraising race

Wings for Life World Run Portugal

February 10, 2016

João Correia, national track and field reference in a wheelchair, is an ambassador for Wings for Life World Run Portugal, a solidarity race to be held on May 8 at Porto in order to alert and raise funds for the cure of spinal injury cord injury. "I'm a man of causes and this relates to me particularly. It is impossible to remain indifferent when they see images of a running race with thousands of participants in 33 countries, united in support of a cure that could help one day, millions of people who are in the same physical condition than mine! This race makes me believe more and more in my life motto: Never give up "says João Correia.

João Correia joins Guess What

Athlete has a PR agency supporting him

August 20, 2014

The Guess What PR agency partnered with the Paralympic athlete João Correia for the sports season 2014/2015. The agency is responsible for dissemination of initiatives involving the athletic runner-up in 2003 and 2005 during the new season. "The support from Guess What to João Correia comes as part of our social responsibility policy" explained Jorge Azevedo, Managing Partner of Guess What, stressing that "the message never give up deserves to be widely communicated."

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What the press writes about me

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July 4, 2005
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Jornal de Santo Thyrso

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Correio do Minho

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Semana Tirsense

September 2, 2005
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2003
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APD

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TV Mais

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Correio do Minho

July 9, 2005
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July 5, 2005
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June 19, 2003
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Jornal de Santo Thyrso

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Contacts

For sending your opinion or message of encouragement, please contact:

João Correia

Rua José Dias Costa, 709

4780-279 Lama

Santo Tirso - Portugal

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