Maurren Maggi

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Maurren Maggi
Maurren Maggi2.jpg
Personal information
Born (1976-06-25) June 25, 1976 (age 38)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Country  Brazil
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump

Maurren Higa Maggi (born June 25, 1976 in São Carlos) is a Brazilian athlete and Olympic gold medallist. She is the South American record holder at 100 metres hurdles and at long jump, with 12.71 seconds and 7.26 metres respectively. She also has 14.53 metres in the triple jump, former South American record. She is the first Brazilian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual sport.[1]

In 2003, Maurren got in a doping scandal after clostebol was found on her sample. She claimed that an anti-scarring gel sheet that she used contained the anabolic steroid in its composition. Maurren was suspended for two years, leaving her out of the 2003 Pan American Games. She missed going to the Olympic Games due to a pregnancy.[2]

She finished second at the 2009 Troféu Brasil Caixa de Atletismo to Keila Costa, losing the event for the first time since 1998.[3]

Maurren was married to racer Antônio Pizzonia, with whom she has a daughter, Sophia.

Achievements[edit]

100 metres hurdles[edit]

  • 2001 Universiade - silver medal
  • 2001 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 1999 Pan American Games - silver medal
  • 1999 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 1997 South American Championships - silver medal

Long jump[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-05-18).Vili sets 20.69m Oceania Shot Put record in Rio. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-05-18.
  2. ^ Amostra B confirma doping de Maureen Maggi (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-06-08). Murer vaults to world leading 4.82m at Brazilian nationals. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.

External links[edit]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Marion Jones
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
1999
Succeeded by
Italy Fiona May
Preceded by
Russia Tatyana Kotova
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
2003
Succeeded by
Russia Tatyana Lebedeva
Awards
Preceded by
Inaugural
Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year
1999
Succeeded by
Leila Barros
Preceded by
Jade Barbosa
Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
Sarah Menezes