David Fernandes (POR)

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Date of birth:
8 September 1983
Federation:
FEDERAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE CANOAGEM
David Fernandes (POR)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Watching television, going to the beach, surfing. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the K4 1000m at the 2011 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2014 Male Athlete of the Year by the Portuguese Canoeing Federation [FPC]. The award was shared with Fernando Pimenta, Joao Ribeiro and Emanuel Silva. (sporting.pt, 13 Feb 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling at age nine.
Why this sport?
His brother encouraged him to try paddling.
Club / Team
Clube Nautico do Funchal: Portugal
Name of coach
Humberto Fernandes [club]; Jose Sousa [national]; Helio Lucas [national]

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
08 September 1983
Height
181 cm
Weight
82 kg
Marital status
* unknown *
Family
Partner Catia, one daughter
Residence
Funchal, POR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Physical Education, Sports Science - University of Coimbra: Portugal