GOMES Beatriz
Date of Birth31/12/1979
Height168 cm/5'6"
Kayak Double (K2) 200m Final38.609 (6)
Kayak Double (K2) 200m Semifinals37.264 (2)
Kayak Double (K2) 200m Heats37.797 (4)
Kayak Four (K4) 500m Semifinals1:32.169 (5)
Kayak Four (K4) 500m Heats1:37.910 (5)


School, universityUniversity of Coimbra (Sports Sciences and Physical Education)
Started competing1995
Language(s) spokenPortuguese (Native), English, French, Spanish
Club nameClube Fluvial de Coimbra
CoachRyszard Hoppe, Elio Henriques

Being with my family, travel

Major sporting achievements

2012 OG (London) K2-500m – 6th
2012 OG (London) K4-500m – 6th
2011 ECh (Croatia) K2-200m – 3rd
2009 WCh (Portugal) K1 marathon – 1st
2009 WCh (Canada) K4-200m – 3rd

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

Being in two finals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and becoming K1 marathon world champion in front of a home crowd.

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

She is a teacher in the faculty of sports sciences and physical education at the University of Coimbra and is also finishing her PhD in sports sciences at the University of Porto.

After the 2012 Olympic Games in London she had a daughter who is now almost two years old.

She is excited about being one of the athletes competing at the 2015 European Games in Baku.

Please note biographical data has been provided in collaboration with NOCs and edited by BEGOC.
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