João Paulo Fernandes

João Paulo dos Santos Fernandes[a] (born 11 August 1984) is a Portuguese boccia player and three-time Paralympic champion.

João Paulo Fernandes
Personal information
Full nameJoão Paulo dos Santos Fernandes
Born (1984-08-11) 11 August 1984 (age 37)
Vale de Cambra
Country Portugal
Event(s)Individual BC1
Team BC1/BC2
Medal record
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Individual BC1
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team BC1/BC2
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Individual BC1
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team BC1/BC2
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2006 Rio Team BC1/BC2
Updated on 12 September 2008.

He took two gold medals at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens,[1] and one gold and one silver at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing.[1]


  1. ^ This name uses Portuguese naming customs: the first or maternal family name is Dos Santos and the second or paternal family name is Fernandes.


  1. ^ a b "Joao Paulo Fernandes". International Paralympic Committee.

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