David Fernandes (POR)

David Fernandes (POR)

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


General Interest

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]


Olympic GamesK4 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:07.4826Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men2:58.8025Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:46.9392Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:44.68327Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 5000mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men20:52.45414Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Men2:51.76211Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men1:44.33531Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:43.65317Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men2:33.25515Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men2:53.5484Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men2:58.1522Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men2:56.9323Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men2:56.8562Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men32.99715Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men1:33.38114Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men2:49.6181Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men3:45.57114Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men3:20.96913Best result