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Luisa
Borges
BrazilBrazil, BRA
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 FC: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Name of coach
Twila Cremona [club]; Roberta Perillier [national], BRA; Andrea Curi [national]
Training Regime
She trains for eight hours a day, six days a week.

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
In 2018 she broke a finger on her right hand in an accident during training. She required surgery and was unable to compete at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Riverside, CA, United States of America. (fluminense.com.br, 31 Jul 2018)

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 on until now." (cob.org.br, 19 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2016 she and her partner Maria Eduarda Miccuci were named Synchronised Swimmers of the Year by the Brazilian Olympic Committee [COB]. (marinha.mil.br, 04 Apr 2017; brasil2016.gov.br, 14 Dec 2015)

She received the 2016 Medal for Sports Merit from the Brazilian Armed Forces and Navy. (Facebook page, 14 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
Her grandfather Coaracy Nunes has served as president of the Brazilian Water Sports Confederation [CBDA]. (lagunaolimpico.wordpress.com, 03 Jun 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (portalradar.com.br, 28 Jan 2019)