Maria Joao Pires is an acclaimed pianist, won the Beethoven Bicentennial Competition in Brussels. She has also regularly performed with major orchestras throughout the world, interpreting works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and many others.
Fado, Mariza - Primavera plus other videos, I remember reading about fado at the public library as a kid and wanting to be an exchange student to Portugal to get to hear fado, now we have the internet.
Francis Obikwelu is a sprint athlete. He holds the record for the fastest time in the 100 m set by a European competitor with a time of 9.86 seconds. He finished second in the 100 m at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the first medal ever in athletics sprinting events for Portugal. He won 100 m and 200 m in 2006 at the European Championships in Athletics and became the first athlete to win both 100 m and 200 m in the same European Championship since 1978.
Rosa Mota is a former marathon runner, one of her country's foremost athletes. She is also considered to have been one of the best marathon runners of the 20th century. Mota ran 21 marathon races between 1982 and 1992. She averaged two marathons a year for a decade and won 14 of those races.