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João Vaz renews deal with Sporting CP

By Jornal Sporting
23 Jun, 2016

Swimming superstar extends stay until 2020

Alvalade's adapted swimming superstar João Vaz has extended his deal with the club until 2020.

Born in Lisbon on the 22nd of December, Vaz took up the sport in October 2008, with coach Alexandre Ferreira, in Portela swimming ppol, Loures.

He has been with Sporting CP since April 2009, under the coaching of Rui Gama. He took part in the National Winter Championship for the first time in February 2010, winning his first medals in the process. He racked up various national and European titles in 2011,2012 and 2013, before winning silver in the World Championships in the 400m medley and 200m breast stroke event.

He won a total of five silver medals and two bronze in the 2015 European Championships and was recognised with a Stromp Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015.