Carolina Mendelblatt

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Carolina Mendelblatt
Personal information
Full name Carolina Souza Borges Mendelblatt
Nickname(s) Carol
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1979-05-25) 25 May 1979 (age 36)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Class(es) Sailboard, Sailboat
Club Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Clube de Vela de Portugal (POR)[1]

Carolina Souza Mendelblatt (née Borges) (born May 25, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian-born Portuguese windsurfer, who specialized in Mistral and Neil Pryde RS:X classes.[1][2] She represented Brazil at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and had been training with the Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club (Portuguese: Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro) for most of her career before joining the Portuguese squad in 2012.[1] As of September 2013, Mendelblatt is ranked no. 91 in the world for the sailboard class by the International Sailing Federation.

Mendelblatt made her official debut as a member of the Brazilian squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where she placed twenty-fifth in women's Mistral sailboard with an accumulated net score of 229, edging out Puerto Rico's Karla Barrera by a vast, 31-point gap.[3]

Eight years after competing in her last Olympics, Mendelblatt joined the Portuguese squad to compete for the second time in the RS:X class at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London by receiving a berth from the World Championships in Cadiz, Spain.[4] Mendelblatt withdrew from the Games before the event had officially started, claiming that she lacked the support of the Portuguese mission and that she was three months pregnant.[5][6][7]

Mendelblatt is married to Star sailor and two-time U.S. Olympian Mark Mendelblatt (2004 and 2012), and the couple currently resides in Miami, Florida.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b c "Carolina Mendelblatt". London 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Carolina Mendelblatt". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's Mistral Sailboard". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Finals Series Underway At RS:X Worlds". ISAF. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's RS:X". London 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Carolina Mendelblatt excluída por "razões disciplinares"" [Carolina Mendelblatt excluded for "disciplinary reasons"] (in Portuguese). Jornal Record Portugal. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Aleixo, Mário (1 August 2012). "Carolina Mendelblatt: verdade adiada sobre a atitude da atleta" [Carolina Mendelblatt: truth and reluctance on the attitude of the athlete] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Head, Simon (1 August 2012). "Oh baby! Windsurfer quits Games after learning she's expecting". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Miller, Daniel (6 February 2013). "Portugal bans female windsurfer for life after she concealed her pregnancy but attended London 2012 to see her husband". Mail Online. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 

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