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Márcio Miguel da Costa Fernandes (born 18 May 1983) is a Paralympic athlete who has represented Cape Verde at both the 2012 and the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[1] He was born in Portugal to Cape Verdean parents. He lost his leg in a car accident at age 10. He is the first Cape Verdean athlete to participate at a Paralympic Games on merit rather than invitation.[2]

Marcio Fernandes
Personal information
Birth nameMarcio Miguel Da Costa Fernandes
NationalityCaboverdiana
Born (1983-05-18) 18 May 1983 (age 35)
Portugal
Sport
CountryCape Verde
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint
F44 javelin
TeamBedford &county UK
Coached byCarlos Fernandes
Achievements and titles
Paralympic finals2012
2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ London 2012 page Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Athlete Bio". infostradasports.com. Retrieved 19 August 2016.