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Maurren Higa Maggi (born June 25, 1976 in São Carlos) is a former Brazilian track and field athlete and Olympic gold medallist. She is the South American record holder in the 100 metres hurdles and long jump, with 12.71 seconds and 7.26 metres respectively. She also has a best of 14.53 metres in the triple jump – a former South American record. She is the first Brazilian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual sport.[1]

Maurren Maggi
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Personal information
Full nameMaurren Higa Maggi
Born (1976-06-25) June 25, 1976 (age 43)
São Carlos, SP, Brazil
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
SportWomen's athletics
Event(s)Long jump

In 2003, Maurren got in a doping scandal after clostebol was found on her sample. She claimed that an anti-scarring gel sheet that she used contained the anabolic steroid in its composition. Maurren was suspended for two years, preventing her from participating in the 2003 Pan American Games. She missed going to the Olympic Games due to a pregnancy.[2]

She finished second at the 2009 Troféu Brasil Caixa de Atletismo to Keila Costa, losing the event for the first time since 1998.[3]

Maurren was married to racer Antônio Pizzonia, with whom she has a daughter, Sophia.

International competitionsEdit

100 metres hurdlesEdit

  • 2001 Universiade - silver medal
  • 2001 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 1999 Pan American Games - silver medal
  • 1999 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 1997 South American Championships - silver medal

Long jumpEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-05-18).Vili sets 20.69m Oceania Shot Put record in Rio Archived 2009-05-19 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-05-18.
  2. ^ Amostra B confirma doping de Maureen Maggi (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-06-08). Murer vaults to world leading 4.82m at Brazilian nationals. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.

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