Elisângela Oliveira

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Almeida and the second or paternal family name is de Oliveira.
Elisângela Oliveira
Medal record
Women's Volleyball
Representing  Brazil
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team
FIVB World Grand Prix
Gold medal – first place 2004 Reggio Calabria Team
Silver medal – second place 1999 Yu Xi Team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Team

Elisângela Almeida de Oliveira (born October 30, 1978 in Londrina) is a volleyball player. She competed for Brazil at the 2000 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal. She claimed the gold medal with the Women's National Team at the 1999 Pan American Games. She also competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. She was champion of the South American Youth Championship in 1996 and 1999, won three medals at the Grand Prix, and won the gold medal at the Pan Winnipeg in 1999, .

Career[edit]

She began her volleyball career at 15 years old. She joined the Brazilian national team in 1996 and won a medal in the South American Youth Championship. The next year she competed in Brazilian Superliga Women's Volleyball, and her team finished in eighth place. In 1999 she joined the adult national team; she was 21 years old. That year her team competed in the BCV CUP, finishing in fourth place. Her team won the bronze medal in the Grand Prix and the Olympics the following year. Oliveira's team also won the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics, after which she joined another volleyball team. Joining the club was controversial as she was five months pregnant. On May 17, 2005 her son, Lorenzo, was born. Only two months later, she began training again.

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