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Luisa BORGES
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Born20 Apr 1996 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Height1.66 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Pedro
Residence
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Journalism - Helio Alonso University [FACHA]: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up artistic swimming in 2009 after she decided to quit swimming.
Why this sport?
She switched from swimming to artistic swimming because of her friends, as well as the music and choreography involved in the sport.
Club / Team
Fluminense FC [BRA] / Navy [BRA]:
Name of coach
Twila Cremona [club, national], BRA; Glaucia Soutinho [club], BRA
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Gustavo Borges. (cob.org.br, 19 Mar 2016)
Injuries
In 2018 she broke a finger on her right hand in an accident during training. She required surgery and was unable to compete at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Riverside, CA, United States of America. (fluminense.com.br, 31 Jul 2018)

At age 12 she required surgery to remove her thyroid. (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 27 Jan 2021; extra.globo.com, 09 Jan 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When you think about quitting, remember all the reasons that made you hold on until now." (cob.org.br, 19 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2016 she and her teammate Maria Eduarda Miccuci were named Synchronised Swimmers of the Year by the Brazilian Olympic Committee [COB]. In 2019 she received the same award but as an individual, and in 2021 she shared the award with Laura Miccuci. (marinha.mil.br, 04 Apr 2017; brasil2016.gov.br, 14 Dec 2015; fluminense.com.br, 04 Nov 2019, 08 Dec 2021)

She received the 2016 Medal for Sports Merit from the Brazilian Armed Forces and Navy. (Facebook page, 14 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
Her grandfather Coaracy Nunes has served as president of the Brazilian Water Sports Confederation [CBDA]. (lagunaolimpico.wordpress.com, 03 Jun 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team 171.998
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 167.334
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 81.039
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR Free Routine Combination 83.633
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine  DNS
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 81.302
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 82.833
10 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 84.800
12 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 84.467 
11 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 82.937
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 81.707
11 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 85.267 
10 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 84.000
10 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 83.520