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VITAL Joao
Portugal
POR
JoaoVital
Date of Birth13/06/1998 - Oeiras (POR)
Age17
Height165 cm/5'5"
Weight65kg/143lbs
GenderM
DateEventsResults
100m Backstroke Heats59.47 (3)
200m Individual Medley Heats2:08.74 (5)
200m Backstroke Heats2:05.28 (6)
200m Backstroke Semifinals
200m Backstroke Semifinals
400m Individual Medley Heats4:27.84 (2)

Profile

NicknameVital
School, universityHigh Performance Centre of Rio Maior Secondary School
Started competing2006
Language(s) spokenPortuguese (native), English
Club nameADRCCI Monte Maior
CoachAurelien Gabert, Diogo Pinto
Hobbies

Swimming, watching films, PlayStation and going to the beach with friends

Major sporting achievements

2014 FINA Youth Program (Doha) – 1st
2013 Multi Nations (Poznan) 200m backstroke – 2nd 
2013 Mediterranean Cup (San Marino) 200m backstroke – 2nd
2013 EYOF (Utrecht) 200m backstroke – 6th

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

Finishing 6th in the 200m backstroke at the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Utrecht.

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

He started swimming at the age of three and began competing at the age of eight. Since then he has been a regular winner of national competitions and has held several national records.

In the last Open National Championships of winter, he had several podiums. Despite being forced to stop training due to illness, he still had several podium finishes at the most recent national championships.

His long term aim is to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, which he says would be a very emotionally occasion for him because his maternal grandfather Felga Ribeiro competed in swimming at the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 and Tokyo in 1964.

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