Ana Paula Connelly

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Ana Paula Connelly
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Ana Paula Henkel (left) in 2006
Personal information
Nationality Brazil
Born (1972-02-13) 13 February 1972 (age 45)
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Spike 309 cm (122 in)
Block 284 cm (112 in)
National team
1998 Brazil

Ana Paula Rodrigues Connelly (now called Ana Paula Rodrigues Henkel) (born 13 February 1972 in Lavras, Minas Gerais) is a female beach volleyball and volleyball player from Brazil, who represented her native country at four Summer Olympics: in volleyball in 1992 and 1996, and in beach volleyball in 2004 and 2008. At her second Olympic appearance she was a member of the team that won the bronze medal in the women's competition. She later started a career in beach volleyball. She was part of the Brazil women's national volleyball team at the 1998 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Japan.[1]

Sponsors[edit]

Swatch

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
 Kerri Walsh and
Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Sandra Pires

2003
Succeeded by
 Adriana Behar and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Preceded by
 Larissa França and
Juliana Felisberta (BRA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Shelda Bede

2008
Succeeded by
 Larissa França and
Juliana Felisberta (BRA)
Awards
Preceded by
Cuba Ana Fernández
Best Spiker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

1998
Succeeded by
Russia Elizaveta Tichtchenko
Preceded by
China Li Yan
Best Blocker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

1998
Succeeded by
Russia Yelena Godina
Preceded by
Inaugural
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Server"
2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
 Maria Clara Salgado (BRA)
Preceded by
 Juliana Felisberta and
Larissa França (BRA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside Brazil Shelda Bede

2008
Succeeded by
 Juliana Felisberta and
Larissa França (BRA)