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Ágatha Bednarczuk (born 22 June 1983) is a Brazilian international beach volleyball player, playing as a blocker.[3] She won the gold medal at the 2015 World Championships, as well as a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, alongside her teammate Bárbara Seixas.[2]

Ágatha Bednarczuk
Agatha Bednarczuk.jpg
Personal information
Born (1983-06-22) 22 June 1983 (age 36)
HometownCuritiba, Brazil[1]
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Teammate
Eduarda Lisboa
Previous teammates
Years Teammate
2005
2006–2008
2010
2013
2012, 2014–2017
Sandra Pires
Shaylyn Bede
Raquel Pellucci
Maria Antonelli
Bárbara Seixas

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BiographyEdit

Born in Curitiba, Southern Brazil, to Maria José Vagnoni Moscardi and Alfredo Bednarczuk, a family of Polish and Italian ancestry, Agatha started competing in the city of Paranaguá. She became famous after competing at the 2005 Beach Volleyball World Championships. She was part of the Swatch FIVB World Tour 2008 and 2012. Bednarczuk also competed at the 2013 Beach Volleyball World Championships and was on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. She won the gold medal at the 2015 World Championships alongside her teammate Bárbara Seixas.[4] This qualified her to represent Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Professional careerEdit

Ágatha and her partner Bárbara beat Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross of United States, in straight sets of (22–20), (21–18) in the 2016 Rio Olympic semifinal. The pair then lost to Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Agatha. cob.org.br
  2. ^ a b c Agatha Bednarczuk. rio2016.com
  3. ^ Dorfman, Blake (August 6, 2016). "The Toughest Challenges for Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross in Rio". Bleacher Report. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Double delight for Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk". www.fivb.org. Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.

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