Larissa França

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Larissa França
Summer Olympics beach volleyball, 2008.jpg
Larissa França (yellow) v. Kerri Walsh
Personal information
Full name Larissa França
Nickname Larissa
Born (1982-04-14) April 14, 1982 (age 32)
Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, ES, Brazil
Hometown Fortaleza, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Teammate
Juliana Felisberta

Larissa França (born April 14, 1982 in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim) is a female beach volleyball player from Brazil, who won the World Championships 2011, beating Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor,[1] and two PanAm titles in 2007 and 2011 with Juliana Felisberta.

Before, she had won the bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, partnering Ana Richa.

In 2012, she and team-mate Juliana Felisberta won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On August 2013, Larissa married fellow female player Liliane Maestrini,[3] about one month after they came out about their relationship.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SI
  2. ^ http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/london-2012/beach-volleyball/beach-volleyball-w
  3. ^ "Larissa e Lili, do vôlei de praia, se casam em praia de Fortaleza com vestido branco e buquê" (in Portuguese). Jornal Extra Online. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Larissa França: I am gay". Volleywood. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 



Sporting positions
Preceded by
 Adriana Behar and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Juliana Felisberta

2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
 Ana Paula Connelly and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Preceded by
 Ana Paula Connelly and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Juliana Felisberta

2009 – 2012
Succeeded by
 Talita Antunes and
Taiana Lima (BRA)
Awards
Preceded by
 Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Defender"
2009
Succeeded by
 Zhang Xi (CHN)
Preceded by
 Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Defender"
2012
Succeeded by
 Laura Ludwig (GER)
Preceded by
 Kerri Walsh (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Hitter"
2008
Succeeded by
 April Ross (USA)
Preceded by
 April Ross (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Hitter"
2010
Succeeded by
 April Ross (USA)
Preceded by
 Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Setter"
2006 – 2012
Succeeded by
 Ilka Semmler (GER)
Preceded by
 Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Most Outstanding"
2006
Succeeded by
 Kerri Walsh (USA)
Preceded by
Inaugural
Women's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside Brazil Juliana Felisberta

2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
 Ana Paula Connelly and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Preceded by
 Ana Paula Connelly and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside Brazil Juliana Felisberta

2009 – 2012
Succeeded by
 Talita Antunes and
Taiana Lima (BRA)