You won the Gold medals in U21 Beach Volleyball World Championships in 2016, and 2017. Tell us more about this winning and what had been a catalyst to achieve such spectacular winning in your Beach Volleyball career.
As I said before, it was all very fast. Duda and I won two youth world championships in a row, being very young, and that made me believe even more that I could go further in beach volleyball. It was an incredible experience; we were trained by Cida, Duda’s mother, with our current coach, Lucas, on the coaching staff. A very positive climate that generated, and still generates, good results.
You won the Gold medal at the 2022 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. Elaborate more about this exceptional achievement of your Beach Volleyball career.
Duda and I started a project this year. Sometimes people seem to forget that, because we had a successful past together at the grassroots. But we arrived at the worlds with just six months of work. And this victory crowned a period of great dedication and dedication from all of our team, our club. We are part of a visionary and unique project in Brazil.
Normally, in Brazilian beach volleyball, the athletes have to handle everything by themselves. We have the structure set up by Praia Clube, which gives us peace of mind to dedicate ourselves to training. We have a very qualified technical team. All of this culminated in the world title. We prepared for it, we wanted it so much. We knew it would be difficult, as it was, but we did it.
We won big doubles on our path and that only made the title bigger. In the knockout stages, we faced teams from the elite of the world ranking, such as the Japanese, Barbara and Carol, the then world champions, Sarah and Melissa, from Canada, the bronze medalists of the last Olympic Games, from Switzerland. In addition, of course, to the other duo from Canada, in the final. They had a very good year and didn’t get there for nothing. It was a very difficult tournament, we faced many difficulties, but we overcame them all to win the title.
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