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Luciana de Paula Mendes (born 26 July 1971 in Rio de Janeiro[1]) is a retired Brazilian athlete who competed predominantly in the 400 and 800 metres.[2] She represented her country at the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics reaching the semifinals on the second occasion. She also won multiple medals at the continental level.

Her 800 and 1000 metres personal bests are the current national records.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Brazil
1988 South American Junior Championships Cubatão, Brazil 1st 400 m 55.49
1st 4x400 m relay 3:41.52
1989 South American Junior Championships Montevideo, Uruguay 2nd 400 m 55.49
1st 4x400 m relay 3:40.7
Pan American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 7th 400 m 55.28
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:40.87
1990 South American Junior Championships Bogotá, Colombia 1st 400 m 54.85
1st 4x400 m relay 3:45.12
1991 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 2nd 800 m 2:04.44
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 5th (h)[3] 400m 54.90
7th 800m 2:07.02
1993 South American Championships Lima, Peru 2nd 400 m 53.06
2nd 800 m 2:04.5
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 24th (h) 800 m 2:03.55
1994 World Cup London, United Kingdom 2nd 800 m 2:00.13[4]
South American Games Valencia, Venezuela 3rd 400 m
2nd 800 m 2:01.99
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd 800 m 2:01.71
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 2nd 400 m 2:03.56
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 21st (h) 800 m 2:01.82
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 9th (h) 400 m 55.44
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:34.34
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 16th (h) 800 m 2:00.25
1997 South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 800 m 2:03.56
World Championships Athens, Greece 6th (sf) 800 m 1:59.45
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 1st 800 m 2:05.62
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:37.88
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 400 m 53.18
1st 800 m 2:01.77
2001 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st 400 m 52.76
1st 800 m 2:00.04
1st 4x400 m relay 3:32.43
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 8th (sf) 800 m 2:01.94
2003 South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st 800 m 2:02.06
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 5th 800 m 2:05.52
8th 1500 m 4:21.80
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 5th 800 m 2:03.36
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 21st (sf) 800 m 2:02.00

Personal bestsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sports-Reference profile
  2. ^ Luciana Mendes at IAAF
  3. ^ Did not show in the final
  4. ^ Representing the Americas