Maria Leonor Tavares

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Maria Leonor Tavares
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Personal information
Born (1985-09-24) September 24, 1985 (age 32)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Country  Portugal
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Maria Leonor Ribeiro Tavares, also known as Eleonor Tavares, (born 24 September 1985 in Paris, France) is a French-born Portuguese pole vaulter. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

She has two older sisters who also compete in the pole vault, Sandra-Helena Homo and Elisabete Ansel.

Her personal bests in the event are 4.50 metres outdoors (Albi 2011) and 4.43 metres indoors (Aulnay-sous-Bois 2014). Both are current national records.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Portugal
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 20th (q) 3.60 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 21st (q) 3.75 m
European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 13th (q) 3.95 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 13th (q) 3.90 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 9th (q) 4.35 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 23rd (q) 4.05 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 18th (q) 4.15 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 18th (q) 4.25 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th (q) 4.25 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 31st (q) 4.10 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 26th (q) 4.00 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 29th (q) 4.15 m