André Filipe Narciso Venda



Since I was young, I played sport every day. My love of sport led me to basketball, tennis, ping-pong, volleyball and many others. At the age of 17, I discovered the competitive aspect, through my participating in downhill biking.  Through commitment, dedication, sacrifice and a lot of training, I found myself reaching my goals and standing on the winners’ podium.


After two years of competing at a high level, the unthinkable happened. A road accident whilst I was on my way to work left me paraplegic. My life changed, but my determination to succeed became even stronger. Every day, I work towards winning and conquering the sporting world.