Vânia Silva

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Vânia Silva
Personal information
Born (1980-06-08) June 8, 1980 (age 36)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport
Country  Portugal
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Updated on 14 August 2012.

Vânia Sofia de Sousa Silva (born 8 June 1980 in Leiria, Pinhal Litoral) is a female hammer thrower from Portugal. Her personal best throw is 69.55 metres, achieved in May 2011 in Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal.[1][2] She competed at the World Championships in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2011 as well as the Olympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012 without reaching the final.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Portugal
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 20th (q) 51.83 m
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 9th (q) 54.01 m
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 57.35 m
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th 63.64 m[3]
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 28th (q) 58.91 m
Universiade Beijing, China 15th (q) 59.41 m
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st 65.02 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 33rd (q) 58.22 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 24th (q) 63.82 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 4th 63.44 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 34th (q) 63.81 m
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 17th (q) 57.01 m
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 2nd 64.59 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 33rd (q) 60.51 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 34th (q) 61.81 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 46th (q) 59.42 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 37th (q) 62.86 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 5th 63.05 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 25th (q) 65.40 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 20th (q) 62.81 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 35th (q) 62.81 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ECCC Group A 2011 Complete Results". EAA. 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Vânia Silva breaks nation hammer record". www.thebesteam.blogspot.com. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  3. ^ [1]

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