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Maria BRUNO
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Brazil   
GenderWomen
Born28 Aug 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Height1.60 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Bernardo Gomes
Residence
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Architecture - Pontifical Catholic University: Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began artistic swimming at age eight at Fluminense FC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Why this sport?
"I used to do swimming and artistic gymnastics, but when I saw the girls practising synchronised swimming, I asked to join them."
Club / Team
Fluminense FC [BRA| / Navy [BRA]:
Name of coach
Twila Cremona [club, national], BRA; Glaucia Soutinho [club], BRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "It gave me the chills. It was better than I expected. When we entered, I heard the crowd cheering, and I got goosebumps instantly. I might say that was the peak of my career. The 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, was also very special. It was my first adult Pan Ams and we got the bronze medal." (olimpiadatododia.com.br, 23 Sep 2020)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian volleyball coach Bernardo Rezende. (cob.org.br, 21 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records." (cob.org.br, 21 Aug 2016)
Famous relatives
Her partner Bernardo Gomes has represented Brazil in water polo, and competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook profile, 30 Mar 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 31 May 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
10 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 83.520
12 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 85.600
12 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 85.160
8 2009 Rome, ITA Free Routine Combination 88.667