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Ana Paula Connelly

Ana Paula Rodrigues Henkel (previously called Ana Paula Connelly) (born 13 February 1972 in Lavras, Minas Gerais) is a female beach volleyball and volleyball player from Brazil, who represented her native country at four Summer Olympics: in volleyball in 1992 and 1996, and in beach volleyball in 2004 and 2008. At her second Olympic appearance she was a member of the team that won the bronze medal in the women's competition. She later started a career in beach volleyball. She was part of the Brazil women's national volleyball team at the 1998 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Japan.[1] She lives in Los Angeles, California, works as an architect, writes for a Brazilian newspaper, and is studying political science.

Ana Paula Henkel
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Ana Paula Henkel (left) in 2006
Personal information
Full nameAna Paula Rodrigues Connelly Henkel
NationalityBrazil
Born (1972-02-13) 13 February 1972 (age 47)
Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Spike309 cm (122 in)
Block284 cm (112 in)
Volleyball information
PositionMiddle blocker
National team
Brazil

SponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women Volleyball XIII World Championship 1998 – Teams Composition. - Brazil". todor66.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2015.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Kerri Walsh and
Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside   Sandra Pires

2003
Succeeded by
  Adriana Behar and
Shelda Bede (BRA)
Preceded by
  Larissa França and
Juliana Felisberta (BRA)
Women's FIVB Beach World Tour Winner
alongside   Shelda Bede

2008
Succeeded by
  Larissa França and
Juliana Felisberta (BRA)
Awards
Preceded by
  Ana Fernández
Best Spiker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

1998
Succeeded by
  Elizaveta Tichtchenko
Preceded by
  Li Yan
Best Blocker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

1998
Succeeded by
  Yelena Godina
Preceded by
Inaugural
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Server"
2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
  Maria Clara Salgado (BRA)
Preceded by
  Juliana Felisberta and
Larissa França (BRA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Team of the Year"
alongside   Shelda Bede

2008
Succeeded by
  Juliana Felisberta and
Larissa França (BRA)