Adriana Samuel

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Adriana Samuel
Personal information
Born April 12, 1966 (1966-04-12) (age 50)
Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Adriana Samuel Ramos (born April 12, 1966 in Resende, Rio de Janeiro)[1] is a Brazilian volleyball and beach volleyball player, who won the silver medal in the inaugural women's beach volleyball tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics, partnering Mônica Rodrigues.

Samuel begun her career with indoor volleyball, even becoming a part of Brazil women's national volleyball team. She competed at the 1984 FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship, the 1985 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup, and the 1986 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.[2] However, she left the court in 1992, moving into the beach by forming a partnership with Mônica Rodrigues.[3]

She also represented her native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where she claimed the bronze medal, teaming up with Sandra Pires (who had defeated Samuel in Atlanta).

Adriana's brother Alexandre "Tande" Samuel is also a volleyball player, who won the gold medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.


  1. ^ "Adriana Samuel". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ "Team Roster – Brazil". Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Adriana Samuel". 

Sporting positions
Preceded by
 Liz Masakayan
and Karolyn Kirby (USA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Mônica Rodrigues

Succeeded by
 Jackie Silva
and Sandra Pires (BRA)