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Lorena MOLINOS
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Born02 Mar 1991 in Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Height1.60 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Dentistry - Veiga de Almeida University [UVA]: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age nine.
Why this sport?
She practised swimming and artistic gymnastics and at age nine, once she felt tired of swimming, she took up artistic swimming. "Swimming was a compulsory sport at home, as my siblings practised it because they have asthma. But I didn't like it, so at age nine I told my mother I wanted to do artistic swimming."
Club / Team
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Name of coach
Jessica Noutel [club], BRA
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Brazil
General Interest
Hobbies
Photography, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding, rappelling, parachuting, movies. (cob.org.br, 19 Mar 2016; flamengo.com.br, 01 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Instagram profile, 05 Aug 2017; flamengo.com.br, 01 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Roberta Perillier. (flamengo.com.br, 01 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Brazilian rower [and her step-father] Ronaldo Esteves de Carvalho. (flamengo.com.br, 01 Jul 2019)
Injuries
In December 2017 she suffered from an injury that caused her to miss a training camp with the national team in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (folhanobre.com.br, 08 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The will to prepare yourself has to be bigger than the will to win. Winning is the consequence of good preparation." [Brazilian volleyball coach Bernardo Rezende] (cob.org.br, 19 Mar 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2013 Synchronised Swimming Athlete of the Year by the Brazilian Olympic Committee [COB]. (flamengo.com.br, 08 Jan 2018)
Famous relatives
Her step-father Ronaldo Esteves de Carvalho represented Brazil in rowing at the Olympic Games in 1980, 1984 and 1988. (sportyard.com.br, 28 May 2014; sports-reference.com, 2012)
Other information
HIATUS
In 2017 she decided to take a break from international competition in order to focus on her dentistry studies. She returned to the national team in January 2018. "I discovered that training with the national team would only happen in the afternoons, so I'm able to continue my studies. Due to a refreshed outlook going forward with the team and my experience, I thought it would be nice to return." Her return was also supported by the fact that her long-time coach, Roberta Perillier, returned to the national team. "She asked me to help her, and I said I would do it." (flamengo.com.br, 08 Jan 2018, 24 Feb 2017, 01 Jul 2019; folhanobre.com.br, 08 Jan 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team 171.998
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR Free Routine Combination 83.633
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
10 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 84.800
11 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 82.937
11 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 85.267 
10 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 84.000
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Free Routine 81.930
10 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 83.520
13 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Technical Routine 82.500
12 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 85.600
12 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 85.160
12 2009 Rome, ITA Team Free Routine 88.333
11 2009 Rome, ITA Team Technical Routine 86.833
8 2009 Rome, ITA Free Routine Combination 88.667