Vera Barbosa

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Vera Barbosa
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Personal information
Born (1989-01-13) January 13, 1989 (age 29)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Country  Portugal
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400m Hurdles
Club Sporting Clube de Portugal[1]
Coached by Carlos Silva

Vera Barbosa (born 13 January 1989 in Vila Franca de Xira) is a Portuguese track and field athlete.[2] She initially competed for Cape Verde, switching to represent Portugal after 2008. At the 400 metres hurdles event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in the heats she set a new national record with 55.22 seconds.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cape Verde
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 42nd (h) 400 m 58.56
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 16th (h) 400 m 57.55
Representing  Portugal
2009 Lusophony Games Lisbon, Portugal 5th 400 m 54.89
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:37.90
European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 17th (h) 400 m 54.84
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 7th 400 m 55.50
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:39.37
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 4th 400 m hurdles 55.81
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:37.28
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 24th (sf) 400 m hurdles 57.70
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th (sf) 400 m hurdles 56.58
14th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:40.79
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 21st (sf) 400 m hurdles 56.27
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 10th (sf) 400 m hurdles 56.33
10th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:35.41
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 24th (sf) 400 m hurdles 57.92
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 33rd (h) 400 m hurdles 57.28

References

  1. ^ NBC Rio 2016 bio
  2. ^ Vera Barbosa profile at IAAF


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