Tânia Spindler

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Tânia Spindler
Personal information
Full nameTânia Regina Spindler de Oliveira
Nationality Brazil
Born (1977-04-10) 10 April 1977 (age 42)
Palotina, Paraná, Brazil
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Event(s)Race walking
ClubClube de Atletismo BM&F
Coached byIrineu de Oliveira
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)20 km walk: 1:33:23 (2008)

Tânia Regina Spindler de Oliveira (born April 10, 1977 in Palotina, Paraná) is a female Brazilian race walker.[1] She set both a personal best and a national record-breaking time of 1:33:23 by finishing twenty-third at the 2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary, Russia.[2] She also claimed the nation's first ever title for the women's 20 km event at the 2009 Pan American Race Walking Cup in San Salvador, El Salvador, with a time of 1:38:53.[3]

Spindler represented Brazil at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed for the women's 20 km race walk. Despite of the tumultuous weather, she finished the race in thirty-seventh place by twenty seconds behind Ecuador's Johana Ordóñez, outside her personal best of 1:36:26.[4]

Spindler is a full-time member of Clube de Atletismo BM&F in São Paulo, being coached and trained by her husband Irineu de Oliveira.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Tânia Spindler". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Tânia Spindler bate duas vezes o recorde brasileiro e vai a Pequim" [Tania Spindler hits twice and the Brazilian record to Beijing] (in Portuguese). Goio News. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (3 May 2009). "Mexico dominates Pan American Race Walking Cup". IAAF. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Women's 20km Race Walk". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.

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