Portuguese, born in 1987, Joao started practicing Triathlon in 2008 and immediately revealed great ability for practicing the sport. In 2009 on Gold Coast, he reached the podium for the 1st time getting 3rd in the sub 23 championship.
In 2014, he confirmed his skills entering to the Gold Group and performed an excellent season, managing to stay in 5th place of Olympic and World rankings, and was considered by the ITU as “Breakout of the Season”.
Joao secured 5th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and 2017 brought two gold medals at Düsseldorf ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships and Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships.
- 8th place at the 2017 Rotterdam World Triathlon Series Grand Final;
- Winner of the 2017 Düsseldorf ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships;
- Winner of the 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships;
- 6th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi;
- 10th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- 38th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal; and
- 5th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
DNF2017 Melilla ETU Triathlon European Cup Final 08 Oct, 2017 - Elite Men - DNF
82017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 14 Sep, 2017 - Elite Men - 01:52:32
382017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal 05 Aug, 2017 - Elite Men - 01:53:58
DNF2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton 28 Jul, 2017 - Elite Men - DNF
102017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 15 Jul, 2017 - Elite Men - 00:54:45