Winner from the silver medal in the triple leap on the 2008 Olympic Video games, he also won a silver on the 2007 Globe Championships. He transferred to Portugal when he was five years of age, though he didn’t obtain Portuguese citizenship until 2002. He became the triple leap world champ in 2007 on the Globe Championships in Athletics. He’s of Cape Verdean descent. He and British swimmer Rebecca Adlington gained gold medals on the 2008 Olympics.