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Luisa
Borges
BrazilBrazil, BRA
Female
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
20 April 1996
Height
166 cm
Residence
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Serves in the Navy
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Journalism - Helio Alonso University [FACHA]: Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up artistic swimming in 2009, after she decided to quit swimming.
Why this sport?
She switched from swimming to artistic swimming because of her friends, and the music and choreography involved in the sport.
Club / Team
Fluminense: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Name of coach
Roberta Perillier [national], BRA; Andrea Cury [national]

General Interest

Hobbies
Outdoor activities, social networking, training. (cob.org.br, 19 Mar 2016; timebrasil.cob.org.br, 12 Nov 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook profile, 05 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Gustavo Borges. (cob.org.br, 19 Mar 2016)
Injuries
At age 12 she required surgery to remove her thyroid. (extra.globo.com, 09 Jan 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When you think about quitting, remember all the reasons that made you hold up until now." (cob.org.br, 19 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours
She and her partner Maria Eduarda Miccuci were named Synchronised Swimmers of the Year in 2015 and 2016 by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. (brasil2016.gov.br, 14 Dec 2015; marinha.mil.br, 04 Apr 2017)

She received the 2016 Medal for Sports Merit by the Brazilian Armed Forces and Navy. (Facebook page, 14 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
Her grandfather Coaracy Nunes has been president of the Brazilian Water Sports Confederation [CBDA]. (lagunaolimpico.wordpress.com, 03 Jun 2015)