Ana Camila Pirelli

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Ana Camila Pirelli
Personal information
Full name Ana Camila Donatella Pirelli Cubas
Born (1989-01-30) January 30, 1989 (age 28)
Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Country  Paraguay
Event(s) Combined events
Updated on 24 July 2014.

Ana Camila Donatella Pirelli Cubas (born 30 January 1989) is a Paraguayan track and field athlete who competes in the heptathlon. She is the Paraguayan record holder in the event with her personal best score of 5733 points. Pirelli holds more than a dozen national records in events as varied as the 100 metres hurdles, shot put and the indoor women's pentathlon. Pirelli was the heptathlon silver medallist at the 2013 South American Championships in Athletics. She won the gold medal at the 2013 Bolivarian Games and the 2014 South American Games, breaking games records at both competitions. Pirelli is tied to Paraguay Marathon Club and competes in Paraguay's national competitions under the Federación Paraguaya de Atletismo.[1]

Career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

She was born to Juan Carlos Pirelli and Magdalena Cubas in Asunción and raised in Ayolas. Pirelli had an upbringing full of sports – her father was a basketball player while her mother was a former national universities champion in the pentathlon. She frequented the local sports club, Club Social y Deportivo Yacyretá, with her brother in her youth. She took part in basketball, handball and tennis. At age ten she became the national champion in figure skating in her age category. She then turned her attention to swimming and represented her country at an international event in Chile in 2005, setting a national junior record in the 50 metres freestyle swimming event.[2][3] An interest in athletics followed: she took part in the 2005 South American Junior Championships in Athletics, although the she was last in both the throwing events (shot put and javelin throw) in which she competed.[4] In 2006, she ran a Paraguayan national record of 25.51 seconds for the 200 metres and won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2006 South American Youth Championships in Athletics.[5]

Pirelli performed in the 100 metres hurdles and the 4×400 metres relay at the 2007 South American Junior Championships in Athletics, but finished last in both races.[6] The heptathlon continued to bring her greater success, as she managed fourth place at the 2007 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships – an event won by future world championships medalist Brianne Theisen.[7]

First senior competitions[edit]

Pirelli entered her first senior international event the year after, recording a personal best score of 4940 points to take 12th place at the 2008 Pan American Combined Events Championships.[8] She began to study sports science at university in Asunción and gained a scholarship to continue her studies at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, United States.[3] Her most prominent outing in 2009 was at the South American Championships, where she ranked fifth in the heptathlon.[9]

A national record in the heptathlon came at the 2010 South American Games/South American U23 Championships, where she was the bronze medallist with a score of 5118 points.[10] She performed at two major events in 2011: a score of 5115 points brought her fourth at the 2011 South American Championships in Athletics and a new national record of 5157 points placed her ninth at the 2011 Pan American Games.[11] She set school records when competing for the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in collegiate competition in 2012: a score of 3765 for the indoor pentathlon preceded a win at The Summit League championship outdoors in a record score of 5254 points in the heptathlon. In addition to this, she set a javelin throw record of 48.75 m (159 ft 1114 in) at the NCAA preliminaries.[12] She improved her national record further in international competition that year as she managed 5479 points for fifth place at the 2012 Ibero-American Championships – her mark of 13.91 m (45 ft 712 in) in the shot put was also an outright national record.[11]

Pirelli graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in biology in 2012 and was the highest academic performer among the school's student athletes that year.[13]

Multiple record holder[edit]

The 2013 season saw Pirelli establish herself among the best ever female athletes from Paraguay. Over the course of the year, she broke the national records in the 200 m (24.64 seconds), 400 metres (56.94 seconds), indoor 800 metres (2:20.44 minutes), 60 metres hurdles (8.79 seconds), 100 metres hurdles (13.70 seconds), indoor long jump (5.67 m), the indoor pentathlon (4032 points) and the heptathlon (5733 points).[11] At the start of the year her pentathlon performance topped the rankings at the Austrian indoor championships and her score ranked ahead of the former South American record held by Themys Zambrzycki,[14] which had been broken by Vanessa Spinola earlier that month.[15] She gave four heptathlon performances outdoors that year. She set a new best of 5617 points at the Brazilian combined events cup in April,[11] then improved to 5683 points to take second place at the 2013 Pan American Combined Events Cup behind Cuba's Yorgelis Rodríguez.[16] She was runner-up to Brazil's Tamara de Souza at the 2013 South American Championships in Athletics – being one of two medallists for Paraguay alongside Víctor Fatecha. Her best performance of the year came at the 2013 Bolivarian Games, where she set a Games record and national record of 5733 points to secure the gold medal.[11]

In her first heptathlon of 2014 she again won a regional gold medal, this time at the 2014 South American Games. Her result of 5669 points was a Games record and she became the first ever Paraguayan woman to win an athletics title at the competition.[17] This included a national record of 13.66 seconds for the 100 m hurdles.[11]

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor
Indoor
Non-combined events

All personal best information from Tilastopaja and IAAF[11][18]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Paraguay
2005 South American Junior Championships Rosario, Argentina 9th Shot put 10.54 m
8th Javelin 32.12 m
2006 South American U23 Championships /
South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 4th Heptathlon 4593 pts
South American Youth Championships Caracas, Venezuela 1st Heptathlon 4790 pts
2007 South American Junior Championships Sao Paulo, Brazil 8th 100 m H 15.57 (0.0 m/s)
7th 4×100 m 49.55
2nd Heptathlon 4873 pts
Pan American Junior Championships Sao Paulo, Brazil 4th Heptathlon 4873 pts
2008 Pan American Combined Events Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 12th Heptathlon 4940 pts
2009 South American Championships Lima, Perú 5th Heptathlon 4754 pts
2010 South American Under-23 Championships Medellín, Colombia 3rd Heptathlon 5118 pts
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 4th Heptathlon 5115 pts
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 9th Heptathlon 5157 pts A
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 5th Heptathlon 5479 pts
2013 Pan American Combined Events Cup Ottawa, Canada 2nd Heptathlon 5683 pts
South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Heptathlon 5610 pts
Bolivarian Games Trujillo, Perú 6th 100 m H 14.15 (+0.1 m/s)
1st Heptathlon 5733 pts
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 1st Heptathlon 5669 pts
Pan American Combined Events Cup Ottawa, Canada 7th Heptathlon 5548 pts
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil Heptathlon DNF
2015 South American Championships Lima, Peru 5th Heptathlon 5363 pts
Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 9th Heptathlon 5663 pts
World Championships Beijing, China 35th (h) 100 m H 14.09
2016 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Heptathlon 5748 pts
2017 South American Championships Asunción, Paraguay 5th Shot put 13.89 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://atletismoparaguayo.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/campeonato-nacional-de-mayores-y-evaluativo-menores.pdf
  2. ^ Ana Pirelli Cubas, la superatleta nacional con varios récord [permanent dead link]. La Nación (2013-07-25). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  3. ^ a b Una chica distinta. ABC (2008-08-10). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  4. ^ 2005 South American Junior Championships Archived September 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. World Junior Athletics History (2012-12-01). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  5. ^ 2006 South American Youth Championships. WJAH (2012-12-01). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  6. ^ South American Junior Championships. WJAH (2012-12-01). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  7. ^ Pan American Junior Championships Archived 2012-02-24 at the Wayback Machine.. WJAH (2013-01-19). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  8. ^ Panamerican Combined Events Championships > Heptathlon - women. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  9. ^ 2009 South American Championships Results. CONSUDATLE (archived). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  10. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2010-03-24). 100m record at South American U23 champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Camila Pirelli. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  12. ^ ORU Women’s Indoor/Outdoor Records. ORU Golden Eagles. Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  13. ^ Pirelli se gradúa con honores en USA. Ultima Hora (2012-04-12). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  14. ^ Camila Pirelli es la nueva reina del pentatlón sudamericano[permanent dead link]. La Nación (2013-02-18). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  15. ^ Šadeiko katkestas võistluse jalavigastuse tõttu. Postimees Sport (2013-02-02). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  16. ^ Panamerican Combined Events Championships > Heptathlon - women. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  17. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2014-03-16). Lauro lights up third day of the ODESUR Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  18. ^ Ana Camila Pirelli. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-24.

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