Joao Ribeiro (POR)

Joao Ribeiro (POR)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
19 August 1989
184 cm
87 kg
Esposende, POR
Athlete, Student
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education, Sports Science - Coimbra University: Portugal


General Interest

Russo (, 16 Jun 2015)
Cycling, going to the cinema. (, 16 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the K2 500m at the 2013 World Championships in Duisburg, Germany. (, 15 Jul 2015)
He suffered a back injury in 2014 and was out of competition for two months. (, 15 Jul 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, Emanuel Silva and David Fernandes. (, 13 Feb 2015)

He and his K2 500m partner Emanuel Silva were named Team of the Year at the 2013 Portuguese Sports Confederation Sports Gala. (, 15 Nov 2013)

In 2011 he was presented with a Sports Merit Award by the city of Esposende, Portugal. (, 15 Jul 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in 2001.
Club / Team
Sport Lisboa e Benfica: Portugal
Name of coach
Jose Sousa [national]; Helio Lucas [national]


Olympic GamesK2 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men3:12.8894Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men3:07.4826Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men2:58.8025Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men10Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:46.9392Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:32.6221Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:25.8597Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men3:28.73518
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Men2:51.76211Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men36.75717
World ChampionshipsK2 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men1:29.9702Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:18.5607Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men2:33.25515Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men34.61411Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:32.0769Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men1:31.6726Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016Men3:13.77610Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men2:53.5484Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Men3:20.6725Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men2:58.1522Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men1:31.0301Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men2:56.9323Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men2:56.8562Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men35.93617
European ChampionshipsK1 500mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men1:39.1666Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men1:30.7393Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men2:49.6181Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men1:39.7025Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Men32.7104Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:30.72312Best result