|Full name||Mônica Rezende|
June 13, 1969 |
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||54 kg (119 lb)|
When she turned 18, Monica received invitation of the Minas Tênis Clube and went on to defend the club. Made the University of Architecture and Physical Education, and later a master's degree in a Portuguese university.
At the 1988 Summer Olympics, in Seoul, she swam the first olympic event of history in the 50-metre freestyle, breaking the Olympic Record for some minutes, with a time of 27.44 seconds. She won the third series, breaking the Olympic record set in the previous series by the Costa Rica's swimmer Carolina Mauri (27.96 seconds). Monica's record lasted only one series. In the next series, Diane Van Der Plats from the Netherlands won with 26.49 seconds. She finished 31st in the 50-metre freestyle, and 11th in the 4×100-metre freestyle.
- "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- "Monica's Profile". Diário do Pará (in Portuguese). 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- "Results at 1986 Madrid" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- "Cielo olympic recordist". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 14, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
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