Larissa Oliveira

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Background

Larissa Martins de Oliveira was born on February 16th, 1993 in Juiz de Fora, Mina Gerais.

 

National/International Competition

In 2012 at the Fina World Swimming Championships (25M) in Istanbul, Larissa swam on two relays and placed 12th in the 100M Free, and 38th in the 200M Free. The relay team of Larissa, Fabiola Molina, Daynara de Paula, and Beatriz Travalon broke the South American record in the 4x100M medley Relay.

Her relay team of Larissa, Daynara de Paula, Graciele Herrmann and Allessandra Marchioro broke the South American record in the 4x100M free relay. She also swam three other relays all at the 2013 World Aquatic Championships held in Barcelona.

At the 25M Jose Finkel Trophy Meet, Larissa broke the South American Record in the 100M Free with a time of 52.88.

At the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in DohaQatar, Oliveira won her first medal by winning gold in the Nicholas SantosEtiene Medeiros and Felipe França Silva, breaking the South American record with a time of 1:37.26, only the US’s World record is faster (1:37.17). Her second medal was a bronze in the 4 × 50 M mixed freestyle relay (formed by Oliveira, João de LuccaEtiene Medeiros and César Cielo), where Brazil broke the South American record with a time of 1:29.17.  Oliveira’s relay  finished 5th in the Women’s 4 × 50 M medley relay (1:46.47, South American record) along with Etiene MedeirosAna Carla Carvalho and Daynara de Paula; and 7th in the Women’s 4 × 100 M freestyle relay(3:33.93, South American record), and 8th in the Women’s 4 × 50M freestyle relay (1:38.78, South American record), both relays formed by Larissa, Daiane OliveiraAlessandra Marchioro and Daynara de Paula. Larissa finished  in 10th place in the Women’s 100 M freestyle (breaking the South American record in the semifinals, with a time of 52.75), 14th place in the Women’s 50M freestyle, and the 20th place in the Women’s 200Mfreestyle.

At the Brazilian Open, in Rio de Janeiro, she broke the South American record in the 100M freestyle, with a time of 54.61.

Later, in 2015, at the Maria Lenk Trophy Meet held in Rio de Janeiro, she broke the South American record in the 200M freestyle with a time of 1:58.53.

The Brazilian Relays won medals at the 2015 Pan American Games in TorontoCanada: a silver medal in the 4 × 200M freestyle relay, breaking the South American record, with a time of 7:56.36, with Manuella LyrioJéssica Cavalheiro and Joanna Maranhão; and two bronze medals in the 4 × 100M freestyle relay (breaking the South American record, with a time of 3:37.39) and 4 × 100 M medley relay. Individually, Larissa  finished 5th in the Women’s 100M freestyle (equaling her South American record of 54.61) and 5th in the Women’s 200M freestyle.[27]

At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, the Brazilian relays continued to place and improve. Larissa placed 19th in the Women’s 100M freestyle, and 27th in the Women’s 200 M freestyle.

Just recently at the Maria Lenk Trophy held in April 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Oliveira broke the South American record in the 100M freestyle, with a time of 54.03,[ and in the 200M freestyle, with a time of 1:57.37.

 

Olympics

Larissa was chosen to the Brazil Olympic Team for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 100 and 200 M freestyles.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 200 Mixed Medley Relay 2014 Short Course World Championships
Silver 200 Mixed Free Relay 2014 Short Course World Championships
Silver 800 Freestyle Relay 2015 Pan American Championships
Bronze 400 Medley Relay 2015 Pan American Championships
Bronze 400 Freestyle Relay 2015 Pan American Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 50 Free 25.18 04/20/16 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
lcm 100 Free 54.03 04/19/16 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
lcm 200 Free 1:57.37 04/17/16 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Larissa Oliveira. Trofeu Maria Lenk de Natacao, realizado no Centro Aquatico Olimpico. 17 de abril de 2016, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. Foto: Satiro Sodré/ SSPress Larissa Oliveira. Trofeu Maria Lenk de Natacao, realizado no Centro Aquatico Olimpico. 17 de abril de 2016, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. Foto: Satiro Sodré/ SSPress Larissa Oliveira. Trofeu Maria Lenk de Natacao, realizado no Centro Aquatico Olimpico. 17 de abril de 2016, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. Foto: Satiro Sodré/ SSPress Larissa Oliveira. Trofeu Maria Lenk de Natacao, realizado no Centro Aquatico Olimpico. 17 de abril de 2016, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. Foto: Satiro Sodré/ SSPress Larissa Oliveira. 54º Trofeu Maria Lenk de Natacao no Parque Aquatico do Ibirapuera. 21 de abril de 2014, Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil. Foto: Satiro Sodre/SSPress Larissa Oliveira Larissa Oliveira