Lucimar Teodoro

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Lucimar Teodoro (born 1 May 1981) is a Brazilian track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres sprint and the 400 metres hurdles.

Teodoro was born in Guararapes, São Paulo and began competing in senior athletics in 2001. She attended her first Olympics at the 2004 Athens Games as part of the 4×400 metres relay team. However, the team did not reach the final of the event. Teodoro won both the sprint and hurdling 400 m titles at the 2005 national championships and reached the semi-finals of sprint event at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. She competed at the following World Championships in Osaka, this time in the 400 m hurdles, but did not progress to the finals. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics Teodoro represented Brazil in the 400 m hurdles, and the 4×400 metres relay.[1]

She set a new South American record in the 400 m hurdles with a time of 55.84 seconds in Belém at the Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa meet in May 2009.[2] Following this, she finished second at the Troféu Brasil Caixa de Atletismo to Luciana França, who challenged Teodoro's record by running a new personal best of 55.90 seconds.[3] In July, she won the gold at the 2009 Lusophony Games.[4]

However, she tested positive for banned substances (Fenproporex) soon after and was provisionally banned from competition and was not selected for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.[5] After admitting her use of a banned substance, she was suspended from competition for the minimum of two years by the Brazilian Athletics Confederation.[6]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
2006 South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 1st 400 m 53.31 s
1st 400 m hurdles 58.16 s

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
100 metres hurdles 14.48 São Paulo, Brazil 28 February 2007
400 metres hurdles 55.84 AR Belém, Brazil 24 May 2009
400 metres 51.23 São Paulo, Brazil 17 June 2005
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Teodoro, Lucimar biography. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-05-30.
  2. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-05-25). Belém spectacular produces five world season leads – IAAF World Athletics Tour. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-05-30.
  3. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-06-08). Murer vaults to world leading 4.82m at Brazilian nationals. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
  4. ^ Fernandes, António Manuel (2009-07-14). Évora, another title in Lisbon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.
  5. ^ Substância utilizada por Lucimar Teodoro é a mesma que suspendeu atacante Dodô (Substance used by Lucimar Teodoro was the same as suspended striker Dodô). Globo Esporte (2009-08-05). Retrieved on 2009-08-07.
  6. ^ Brazilian hurdler banned for two years for doping. Reuters (2009-08-12). Retrieved on 2009-08-12.

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