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Portrait of athlete

VALENTIMBruno

BIB: 246

VALENTIM

Bruno

Male
Events in competition
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 (R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2)
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 (R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2)
VALENTIM Bruno
Sport Boccia, Shooting
NPC Portugal   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthLouren?o Marques, PEA
Height1.72 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital - Genetic
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Common Law / De Facto
Family
Child Bebeto
Residence
Porto, POR
Occupation
Researcher
Languages
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Geology - University of Porto: Portugal
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 2009 in Portugal.
Why this sport?
"I had already tried boccia and impaired sailing, so I thought I would try something different. It's a sport that fits well with my illness and I liked it."
Club / Team
Boavista: Porto, POR
Training Regime
He trains for 14 hours a week, over five or six sessions. His routine includes mental training, scatt training, weights and shooting on the range.
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Portugal
Location
England
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I want to be a good shooter and get pleasure from the sport." (boavista3.blogspot.co.uk, 15 Mar 2013)
Other sports
He has three Paralympic silver medals in boccia. He won two in 2004 and one in 2008. (amigosdoboavista.org, 04 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (boavista3.blogspot.co.uk, 15 Mar 2013)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 13. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011; boavistafutebolclubefotos.blogspot.com,14 Oct 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a researcher at the University of Porto in Portugal. (Facebook profile, 10 Feb 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Boccia
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 Individual - BC4  
2 2004 Pairs - BC4  
2 2008 Pairs - BC4  
World Championships - Boccia
Rank Year Event Result
1 2006 Individual - BC4  
World Championships - Shooting
Rank Year Event Result
26 2014 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 625.0
47 2014 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 625.1
World Cup (Stoke Mandeville) - Shooting
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 81
17 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 625.2