João Pereira is a Portuguese triathlete, born in 1987. He 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". He is one of Portugal's hopes for the Olympics in 2016.