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Maria Cristina Bernardo Vaqueiro Rodrigues (born 4 June 1971) is a Brazilian former long-distance runner. She won three gold medals at the South American Championships in Athletics, winning a 5000 metres/10,000 metres double in 2001, then retaining her 5000 m title at the 2003 championships.[1]

Maria Rodrigues
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Brazil
South American Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Manaus 5000 m
Gold medal – first place 2001 Manaus 10,000 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barquisimeto 5000 m

Rodrigues has twice represented Brazil at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships (1999 and 2000) and participated at the 2006 IAAF World Road Running Championships.[2] She also won international medals at the Ibero-American Championships in Athletics (10,000 m bronze in 2000) and the South American Cross Country Championships (silver in 1999).[3][4]

She was the Brazilian champion in the 5000 m in 2003.[5]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1999 South American Cross Country Championships Artur Nogueira, Brazil 2nd Long race 29:51
1st Long team 9 pts
7th Short race 14:27
2nd Short team 17 pts
World Cross Country Championships Belfast, United Kingdom 79th Senior race 31:55
14th Senior team 309 pts
43rd Short race 16:36
13th Short team 255 pts
2000 South American Cross Country Championships Cartagena de Indias, Colombia 5th Senior race 29:04
1st Senior team 11 pts
World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 74th Senior race 29:24
14th Senior team 286 pts
Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 5000 m 16:14.99
3rd 10,000 m 34:45.99
2001 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st 5000 m 16:35.1
1st 10,000 m 35:25.70
2003 South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st 5000 m 16:11.70
2006 World Road Running Championships Debrecen, Hungary 45th Half marathon 1:12:26
11th Team 3:41:09

National titlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ South American Championships (Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-03-06.
  2. ^ Maria Cristina Rodrigues. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-03-06.
  3. ^ Ibero-American Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-03-06.
  4. ^ South American Cross Country Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-03-06.
  5. ^ a b Brazilian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-03-06.

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