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Elisângela Maria Adriano (born July 27, 1972), is a Brazilian shot putter and discus thrower, whose personal best put is 19.30 metres, achieved in July 2001 in Tunja. Her personal best discus throw is 61.96 metres, achieved in May 1998 in São Leopoldo.

Elisângela Adriano
Personal information
Full nameElisângela Maria Adriano
Nationality Brazil
Born (1972-07-27) July 27, 1972 (age 47)
São Paulo
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
Updated on 9 May 2013.


Adriano was born in São Paulo. In 1999 she was suspended by the IAAF for a two-year period, but she was later reinstated before time. She competed in both the discus and shot put at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, without reaching the final in either event. She also competed in the discus at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.

She won the discus and shot put events at the 2009 Brazilian national championships. She holds the South American record in both events.[1] She won her seventh continental discus title at the 2009 South American Championships in Athletics with a championship record of 61 metres. She also won the shot put silver medal behind Chilean Natalia Ducó.[2] She added the 2009 Lusophony Games shot put gold to her list of honours the following month. In the 2010 season, she won the discus gold at the 2010 Ibero-American Championships and later gained her fourteenth national title in the discus at the Troféu Brasil de Atletismo.[3]

She is the Brazilian record holder in the discus throw and also holds the shot put national record both indoors and out.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Brazil
1987 South American Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 4th Shot put 12.14 m
11th Discus throw 29.78 m
1988 South American Junior Championships Cubatão, Brazil 3rd Shot put 13.04 m
South American Youth Championships Cuenca, Ecuador 2nd Shot put 12.85 m A
1st Discus throw 42.60 m A
1989 South American Junior Championships Montevideo, Uruguay 1st Shot put 14.40 m
3rd Discus throw 42.70 m
Pan American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 3rd Shot put 13.16 m
8th Discus throw 41.16 m
1990 South American Junior Championships Bogotá, Colombia 1st Shot put 16.06 m
1st Discus throw 48.18 m
Ibero-American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st Shot put 16.65 m
3rd Discus throw 50.10 m[4]
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 10th Shot put 15.03 m
19th (q) Discus 47.10 m
1991 South American Junior Championships Asunción, Paraguay 1st Shot put 16.12 m
1st Discus throw 51.06 m
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 2nd Shot put 16.04 m
Pan American Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 3rd Shot put 15.71 m
2nd Discus throw 51.40 m
Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 5th Shot put 15.77 m
Discus throw NM
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 20th (q) Shot put 15.93 m
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 2nd Shot put 16.75 m
9th Discus 43.54 m
1993 South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st Shot put 16.47 m
2nd Discus throw 53.16 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 22nd (q) Shot put 16.41 m
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd Shot put 16.77 m
6th Discus 50.20 m
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 5th Shot put 16.74 m
6th Discus throw 53.30 m
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st Shot put 17.37 m
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 4th Shot put 17.15 m
10th Discus throw 52.14 m
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd Shot put 17.90 m
2nd Discus throw 57.10 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 21st (q) Shot put 16.49 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 11th Shot put 17.45 m
South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st Shot put 18.16 m
1st Discus throw 58.46 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 19th (q) Shot put 17.71 m
18th (q) Discus throw 57.88 m
Universiade Catania, Italy 5th Shot put 17.88 m
5th Discus throw 57.56 m
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st Shot put 18.38 m
2nd Discus throw 58.94 m
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 8th Discus throw 51.26 m[5]
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 1st Shot put 19.02 m (A)
1st Discus throw 60.27 m (A)
Universiade Palma, Spain 3rd Shot put 18.17 m
3rd Discus throw 62.23 m
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada Shot put DQ
Discus throw DQ
2001 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st Shot put 17.93 m
1st Discus throw 58.40 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 11th Shot put 18.06 m
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 3rd Shot put 16.63 m
1st Discus throw 58.20 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 8th Discus throw 53.60 m[5]
2003 South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Shot put 18.34 m
1st Discus throw 58.37 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 2nd Shot put 18.48 m
5th Discus throw 58.80 m
World Championships Paris, France 9th Shot put 18.11 m
18th (q) Discus throw 57.69 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th Shot put 17.92 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 18th (q) Shot put 16.64 m
Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 3rd Shot put 17.79 m
4th Discus throw 57.21 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 17th (q) Shot put 17.44 m
26th (q) Discus throw 58.13 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20th (q) Shot put 16.94 m
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st Shot put 16.99 m
1st Discus throw 58.67 m
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 1st Shot put 17.37 m
1st Discus throw 56.18 m
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st Shot put 17.41 m
1st Discus throw 59.85 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th Shot put 17.73 m
3rd Discus throw 60.27 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 19th (q) Shot put 17.07 m
22nd (q) Discus throw 57.21 m
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 3rd Discus throw 52.82 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 19th (q) Discus throw 58.84 m
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 2nd Shot put 16.63 m
1st Discus throw 61.00 m
Lusophony Games Lisbon, Portugal 1st Shot put 17.02 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 29th (q) Discus throw 55.75 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st Discus throw 58.86 m
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 2nd Shot put 16.55 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 22nd (q) Discus throw 56.45 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 8th Discus throw 54.08 m


  1. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-06-08). Murer vaults to world leading 4.82m at Brazilian nationals. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
  2. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-06-21). Adriano takes seventh South American Discus title – Day 2 report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-09-22.
  3. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2010-09-20). Murer vaults 4.70m at Brazilian championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-22.
  4. ^ Out of competition performance
  5. ^ a b Representing the Americas.

External linksEdit

  • Elisângela Adriano at IAAF
  • Profile
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Elisângela Adriano". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-02-03.