Adriana Behar

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Adriana Behar
Adriana behar.jpg
Behar in 2005
Personal information
Full name Adriana Brandão Behar
Born February 14, 1969 (1969-02-14) (age 48)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Adriana Brandão Behar (born February 14, 1969, in Rio de Janeiro)[1] is one of the most outstanding volleyball players of her generation.[2]

Behar is Jewish.[3] She moved to beach volleyball in 1993, after playing in the Brazilian women's national indoor volleyball squad. Pairing with Shelda Bede, she has won more than 30 international tournaments of beach volleyball as well as two Olympic medals.[4][5][6][7] Together, they have wo more than 1,000 matches and 114 titles.[8]

Of Lebanese Jewish origin, she is the only Brazilian athlete in the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame,[9] next to universal sport legends like the American swimmer Mark Spitz[10] and the former Formula 1 pilot Jody Scheckter.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adriana Behar profile". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Robert Wechsler, Bob Wechsler (2007). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. pg 45: KTAV Publishing House, Inc. p. 404. ISBN 0-88125-969-1. 
  3. ^ Paul Taylor (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics: with a .. ISBN 9781903900871. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  4. ^ Peter S Horvitz (2007). The Big Book of Moroccan Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. pg 198: SP Books. p. 295. ISBN 1-56171-907-2. 
  5. ^ Robert Wechsler (2007). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. pg 206: KTAV Publishing House, Inc. p. 404. ISBN 0-88125-969-1. 
  6. ^ Robert Wechsler (2007). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. pg 238: KTAV Publishing House, Inc. p. 404. ISBN 0-88125-969-1. 
  7. ^ Paul Taylor (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: the clash between sport and politics: with a complete review of Jewish Olympic medallists. pg 224: Sussex Academic Press. p. 268. ISBN 1-903900-87-5. 
  8. ^ "ADRIANA BEHAR". Confederação Brasileira de Volei. Retrieved 10 August 2015.  (Portuguese)
  9. ^ "ADRIANA BRANDAO BEHAR". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "MARK SPITZ". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "JODY SCHECKTER". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 


Sporting positions
Preceded by
 Jackie Silva
and Sandra Pires (BRA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Shelda Bede

1997–2001
Succeeded by
 Kerri Walsh and
Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Preceded by
 Sandra Pires
and Ana Paula Connelly (BRA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Shelda Bede

2004
Succeeded by
 Larissa França and
Juliana Felisberta (BRA)