Teresa Portela (POR)

Teresa Portela (POR)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
30 October 1987
162 cm
64 kg
One child
Esposende, POR
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - College of Health Technology of Coimbra: Portugal


General Interest

Te (Facebook profile, 27 Apr 2016)
Walking, watching films, reading, studying. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Reaching two finals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named Galician Female Athlete of the Year in 2015. (morrazoaldia.com, 17 Apr 2016)

She was named the 2014 Female Canoeist of the Year in Portugal. (dn.pt, 12 Feb 2015)
Other information
She prefers to train on her own or with select groups rather than joining national team camps. "I've had the liberty of doing my own planning. I'm sure it's the most effective solution. The best thing for me is to continue like this. It was an option I took after the 2012 Olympic Games." (record.xl.pt, 30 Apr 2015, 23 Jan 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight. She began competing in 2002.
Why this sport?
"My village is near the Cavado River [in Portugal] and, in the summer, it's a sport that many people do. Everybody my age tried it and my brothers were already there."
Club / Team
Sport Lisboa e Benfica: Portugal
Name of coach
Helio Lucas [national]; Jose Sousa [national]


Olympic GamesK1 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Women1:58.05811Latest result
Olympic GamesK1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Women46.5498Best result
Olympic GamesK1 500mEngland, London9 August 20122012Women1:53.59711
Olympic GamesK4 500mEngland, London8 August 20122012Women1:33.4536Best result
Olympic GamesK1 500mChina, Beijing23 August 20082008Women1:54.83114
World ChampionshipsK1 200mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Women42.94217Latest result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Women1:55.1189Latest result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women39.8457Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women1:52.0555Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Women40.7726Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Women1:49.9106Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Women1:40.0417Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women41.2816Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:51.1134Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:34.0436Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women2:55.7034Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Women1:55.97814
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Women35.6573Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Women1:36.2446Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Women36.6314Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Women1:40.8238Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Women41.9965Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Women1:59.4088Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Women43.7223Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Women1:52.7603Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Women42.5189
European ChampionshipsK2 500mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Women1:54.62712
European ChampionshipsK1 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Women40.3763Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mCroatia, Zagreb23 June 20122012Women1:36.0325Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Women40.3003Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Women1:54.7265Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Women1:35.3924Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Women41.4467
European ChampionshipsK1 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Women1:51.0055Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Women1:34.5086
European ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Women43.24211
European ChampionshipsK1 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Women1:56.00612
European ChampionshipsK4 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Women36.0914Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Women1:34.6246
European ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Women12
European ChampionshipsK4 500mItaly, Milan17 May 20082008Women1:37.0805Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 200mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Women37.9294Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Women1:41.7786
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Women3:34.6196
World CupIndividual Kayak23 August 20152015Women15Latest result
World CupIndividual Kayak10 August 20142014Women7
World CupIndividual Kayak1 September 20132013Women17
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20122012Women28
World CupIndividual Kayak21 August 20112011Women3Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak22 August 20102010Women3Best result