Larissa França

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Larissa França
File:Grand Slam Moscow 2012, Set 3 - 048.jpg
França at the Grand Slam Moscow 2012
Personal information
Full name Larissa França
Nickname Larissa
Born (1982-04-14) April 14, 1982 (age 37)
Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, ES, Brazil
Hometown Fortaleza, Brazil
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Teammate
Talita Antunes

Larissa França (born April 14, 1982 in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim) is a female beach volleyball player from Brazil, who won the World Championships 2011, beating Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor,[1] and two PanAm titles in 2007 and 2011 with Juliana Felisberta.

Before, she had won the bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, partnering Ana Richa.

In 2012, she and team-mate Juliana Felisberta won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games.[2]

In 2015, she won the gold medal at the 2015 Swatch FIVB World Tour Finals with Talita Antunes.[3]

Personal life

On August 2013, Larissa married fellow female player Liliane Maestrini,[4] about one month after they came out about their relationship.[5]

References

  1. SI
  2. http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/london-2012/beach-volleyball/beach-volleyball-w
  3. http://www.fivb.org/EN/BeachVolleyball/Competitions/WorldTour/2015/Event/Results.asp?TournCode=WSSF2015&Phase=2
  4. "Larissa e Lili, do vôlei de praia, se casam em praia de Fortaleza com vestido branco e buquê" (in Portuguese). Jornal Extra Online. Retrieved 28 August 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Larissa França: I am gay". Volleywood. Retrieved 28 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


Sporting positions
Preceded by
 Adriana Behar and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Juliana Silva

2005–2007
Succeeded by
 Ana Paula Connelly and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Preceded by
 Ana Paula Connelly and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Juliana Silva

2009–2012
Succeeded by
 Talita Antunes and
Taiana Lima (BRA)
Preceded by
 Maria Antonelli and
Juliana Silva (BRA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside Brazil Talita Antunes

2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Awards
Preceded by
 Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Defender"
2009
Succeeded by
 Zhang Xi (CHN)
Preceded by
 Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Defender"
2012
Succeeded by
 Laura Ludwig (GER)
Preceded by
 Laura Ludwig (GER)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Defender"
2014
Succeeded by
 Heather Bansley (CAN)
Preceded by
 Kerri Walsh (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Hitter"
2008
Succeeded by
 April Ross (USA)
Preceded by
 April Ross (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Hitter"
2010
Succeeded by
 April Ross (USA)
Preceded by
 Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Attacker"
2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
 Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Setter"
2006–2012
Succeeded by
 Ilka Semmler (GER)
Preceded by
 Ilka Semmler (GER)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Setter"
2014
Succeeded by
 Marleen van Iersel (NED)
Preceded by
 Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Most Outstanding"
2006
Succeeded by
 Kerri Walsh (USA)
Preceded by
 Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Most Outstanding"
2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Inaugural
Women's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside Brazil Juliana Silva

2005–2007
Succeeded by
 Ana Paula Connelly and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Preceded by
 Ana Paula Connelly and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside Brazil Juliana Silva

2009–2012
Succeeded by
 Talita Antunes and
Taiana Lima (BRA)
Preceded by
 Maria Antonelli and
Juliana Silva (BRA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside Brazil Talita Antunes

2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent