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Carlos Nuno Tavares Calado (born October 5, 1975 in Alcanena, Médio Tejo) is an athlete from Portugal and S.L. Benfica, who specialises in the long jump.

He was at his peak in 2001 when he won bronze medals at both the World Indoor and Outdoor Championships and set the indoor national record of 8.22 metres. His outdoor personal best of 8.36 metres, set in 1997, is also the national record.

His last major competition was in triple jump at the European Indoor Championships in early 2005, where he was knocked out in the qualifying round.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Portugal
1993 European Junior Championships San Sebastián, Spain 12th Triple jump 15.30 m
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 8th Long jump 7.56 m w (wind: +3.0 m/s)
6th Triple jump 16.14 m w (wind: +3.2 m/s)
Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 5th Long jump 7.14 m w (wind: +2.2 m/s)
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 25th (q) Long jump 7.26 m
14th (q) Triple jump 15.63 m
Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 3rd Long jump 8.06 m
2nd Triple jump 16.82 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 24th (q) Long jump 7.81 m
19th (q) Triple jump 16.65 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 11th Long jump 7.50 m
Triple jump DNF
European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 2nd 100 m 10.29 s w (wind: +2.8 m/s)
1st Long jump 8.32 m w (wind: +2.3 m/s)
World Championships Seville, Spain 43rd (qf) 100 m 10.41 s
17th (h) 4×100 m relay 39.37 s
14th (q) Long jump 7.92 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 2nd Long jump 8.05 m
Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th Long jump 7.81 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 25th (qf) 100 m 10.24 s
25th (q) Long jump 7.75 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 11th (q) Long jump 7.81 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 10th Long jump 7.94 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd Long jump 8.16 m (iNR)
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd Long jump 8.21 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 17th (q) Long jump 7.67 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 4th Long jump 7.74 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 18th (q) Triple jump 15.63 m

Personal bestsEdit