29 Apr 1984

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 20km Race Walk 20


Start Time Location Event Status
Sapporo Odori Park

Biographical Information


Olympic Games
YearLocation20km Race Walk
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA6th (1:29:23)
2012London, GBR7th (1:28:03)
2008Beijing, CHN8th (1:27:46)

World Athletics Championships
YearLocation20km Race Walk
2019Doha, QAT9th (1:36:31)
2017London, GBR6th (1:28:57)
2015Beijing, CHN4th (1:29:29)
2013Moscow, RUS7th (1:29:17)
2011Daegu, KOR5th (1:31:36)

European Championships
YearLocation20km Race Walk
2018Berlin, GER8th (1:29:49)

World Race Walking Challenge - Ten best performances since 2020
2201720km Race WalkEuropean Race Walking Team ChampionshipsPodebrady, CZE1:29:44
3201820km Race WalkWorld Race Walking ChallengeA Corunya, ESP1:29:41
3201720km Race WalkWorld Race Walking ChallengeRio Maior, POR1:31:54
3201720km Race WalkMonterreyMonterrey, MEX1:34:16
3201720km Race WalkWorld Race Walking ChallengeCiudad Juarez, MEX1:31:47
4201920km Race WalkPan American Race Walking CupLazaro Cardenas, MEX1:31:20
4201820km Race WalkWorld Race Walking ChallengeRio Maior, POR1:29:53
5201920km Race WalkEuropean Race Walking Team ChampionshipsAlytus, LTU1:31:12
6201720km Race WalkWorld Athletics ChampionshipsLondon, GBR1:28:57
8201920km Race WalkWorld Race Walking ChallengeRio Maior, POR1:34:01
8201820km Race WalkEuropean ChampionshipsBerlin, GER1:29:49

SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
Watching TV series, reading, listening to music. (, 15 Jan 2021)
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Clube Oriental de Pechao [Olhao, POR]
Paulo Murta [personal], POR, from 1996
She suffered a rib injury after slipping on stairs in 2016, and missed the 2016 Race Walking Challenge event in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (, 04 Mar 2016)

She missed competition time in mid-2009 after sustaining a foot injury. (, 15 Dec 2020)

In October 2007 she had surgery on an inguinal hernia. (, 15 Dec 2020)
She took up the sport in 1996 at age 11 in Olhao, Portugal. (, 15 Dec 2020; Facebook page, 17 Jul 2018)
She joined her local athletics club with the intention of losing weight. She tried a number of disciplines before coach Paulo Murta introduced her to race walking. (, 15 Dec 2020)
To place inside the top six in the 20km walk at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. After retiring from competition, she hopes to stay involved in the sport as a coach. (, 15 Jan 2021)
Competing at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. "I have fulfilled my dream three times." (, 15 Jan 2021; Facebook page, 17 Jul 2018)
Portuguese race walker Susana Feitor. (, 15 Jan 2021)
Coach Paulo Murta, and her family. (, 15 Jan 2021)
"There are no victories without sacrifice." (Facebook profile, 17 Feb 2021)
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