Alessandra Resende

Alessandra Nobre Resende (born March 5, 1975) is a Brazilian javelin thrower.[1] She is a two-time Ibero-American and a four-time South American champion for her category. Resende, however, narrowly missed out of the medal podium, when she placed fifth in the final at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, with a best throw of 57.95 metres.[2]

Alessandra Resende
Personal information
Full nameAlessandra Nobre Resende
Nationality Brazil
Born (1975-03-05) 5 March 1975 (age 44)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Event(s)Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Javelin throw: 59.58 m (2007)

At age thirty-three, Resende made her Olympic debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the women's javelin throw. She threw the javelin into the field at 56.53 metres, finishing twenty-seventh overall in the qualifying rounds.[3]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Brazil
1994 South American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 1st Javelin throw 52.52 m[4]
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 8th Javelin throw 47.08 m[5]
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 5th Javelin throw 45.99 m[6]
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 4th Javelin throw 54.34 m
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th Javelin throw 51.22 m
2001 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 2nd Javelin throw 50.83 m
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 5th Javelin throw 51.86 m
2003 South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 2nd Javelin throw 57.01 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 4th Javelin throw 55.23 m
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 1st Javelin throw 56.06 m
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st Javelin throw 55.12 m
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 1st Javelin throw 58.11 m
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st Javelin throw 57.75 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th Javelin throw 57.95 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 22nd (q) Javelin throw 56.42 m
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 1st Javelin throw 56.59 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 27th (q) Javelin throw 56.53 m
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st Javelin throw 56.36 m
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 3rd Javelin throw 54.61 m


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Alessandra Resende". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  2. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (28 July 2007). "Cuba's five gold medal party – Pan Am Games, Day 5". IAAF. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Women's Javelin Throw Qualifying Rounds". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  4. ^ Old model javelin
  5. ^ Old model javelin
  6. ^ Old model javelin

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