Helder Silva (POR)

Helder Silva (POR)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
02 August 1987
175 cm
73 kg
Coimbra, POR
Police Officer
English, Portuguese, Spanish


General Interest

Pistoleiro (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Mountain biking, snooker, going to the cinema. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the C1 200m at the 2014 European Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Other information
Due to his work commitments with the National Republican Guard, the only time he can train is often early in the morning. "The worst thing is in the morning. The staff are here to open the centre at 08:00 and I am already into the water. I do it when it is four or five degrees or zero or -1 degrees in December. The others do not have to go through this but it is what it is. I only have the opportunity to train in the morning at that time and I have to take advantage." (dn.pt, 29 Nov 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport at age nine.
Why this sport?
Canoeing was part of the curriculum at his school.
Club / Team
Clube Nautico de Prado: Portugal
Name of coach
Helio Lucas [national]; Jose Sousa [national]
Training Regime
He trains at the High Performance Centre of Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal. He trains for a total of three hours a day, split between the morning and afternoon, around his job with the National Republican Guard.


Olympic GamesC1 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men40.38813Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men39.8058Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men39.3978Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men39.5227Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men42.39413Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men41.1727Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men43.4183Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men44.38813Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men40.5048Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men40.8276Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men1:54.4977Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Men42.5589Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:55.22316Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian5 June 20162016Men5Latest resultBest result
World CupIndividual Canadian23 August 20152015Men11Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian10 August 20142014Men6Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian1 September 20132013Men8Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian21 August 20112011Men22Best result