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Portuguese Triathletes - Olympic Triathletes of Portugal, Vanessa Fernandes, Joo Jos Pereira (Paperback) Loot Price: R261
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Portuguese Triathletes - Olympic Triathletes of Portugal, Vanessa Fernandes, Joo Jos Pereira (Paperback): Books Llc

Portuguese Triathletes - Olympic Triathletes of Portugal, Vanessa Fernandes, Joo Jos Pereira (Paperback)

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Chapters: Olympic Triathletes of Portugal, Vanessa Fernandes, Joo Jos Pereira. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Vanessa de Sousa Fernandes (Portuguese pronunciation: born September 14, 1985) is a Portuguese athlete from Perosinho, Vila Nova de Gaia and the current triathlon European and former World champion. Vanessa has won the European Triathlon Championships five consecutive years (5 elite and 3 under-23 titles, still in progress), since 2004, and on September 1, 2007, she became World champion for the first time, in Hamburg, Germany, managing to grab the only title (apart from the Olympic sceptre) missing from her career. In 1999, Fernandes was introduced to triathlon by her father Venceslau Fernandes, a former professional cyclist and winner of the 1984 Volta a Portugal. She competed for her local triathlon club and then for Belenenses where she became world champion of under-23. Later she signed for S.L. Benfica, in 2005. Occasionally, Fernandes enters cross country events. Fernandes competed at the Olympic Games for the first time in 2004. On the second Olympic triathlon competition, at age eighteen, she finished in eighth place with a total time of 2:06:15.39. In June 2006, she won the International Triathlon Union World Cup, ranking number one in the world. In September, she equaled Australian Emma Carney's record number of consecutive wins in the World Cup, with a twelfth victory at the Beijing leg. Later that year, Fernandes was awarded with the "Best Female Athlete of the Year" prize from CNID (Clube Nacional de Imprensa Desportiva; English: ) at its annual sports gala. In 2008 she won her 5th-in-a-row Elite European Championships title, at home in Lisbon. In August 2008, she finished second in the Beijing Olympic Games, winning...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1873728

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-70367-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-158-70367-8
Barcode: 9781158703678

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