Vasco Vilaça was born in December 1999 in Amadora, in the Lisbon area of Portugal. From early childhood he was always interested in sports and started practicing gymnastics when he was just three years old. In 2006, and still only aged six, Vasco took part in his first duathlon and as soon as he finished he said: “I want to be a Triathlete”.
Since 2016, Vasco has been involved in the Portuguese Olympic project with a series of strong international results, including 15th in his first ever World Series race at WTS Edmonton in 2019. During 2020, the lockdown gave him time to train without interruption, sickness or injury, which he needed to step up to the Elite Podiums. After months without racing, that September came a big breakthrough, finishing second in the standalone World Championships and following that with another silver at the Karlovy Vary World Cup.
-2020 World Championship silver
-2020 Karlovy Vary World Cup silver
-2017 Junior World Championship silver
-2017 Junior European Champion
-2016 Youth European Champion