COSTA DIAS Gizele (BRA) – PVPA – Multi-award International Player. Voted best Libero in 2019 LIMA Parapan America Games



Gizele originally started her sitting volleyball activities as a professional athlete at club SESI/SP in Suzano, São Paulo. At the beginning, her father, a footballer, had the greatest influence on her love of sport. At an indoor volleyball match she severely sprained her left knee, rupturing the LCA which required reconstructive surgery. She was left without feeling, movement and strength in her left leg. Her left foot does not move. Brazilian national team coach Ronaldo Oliveira introduced her to sitting volleyball in 2009 and has been in the Brazilian national team since then. She is also an eight-time Brazilian Club Champion with the SESI/SP team.

Event involvement:

2011 Ukraine WPV Intercontinental – 5th place
2011 Mogi das Cruzes, BRA – Parapan American Games Silver Medal
2012 Cairo, Egypt – WPV Intercontinental – 5th place
2014 Elblag, Poland – World Cup – 5th place
2014 Denver, USA Invitation Tournament – 4th place
2014 Moscow, Russia – Moscow Open – 4th place
2015 Toronto, Canada- Parapan American Games Silver Medal
2016 Anji, China – WPV Intercontinental – Bronze Medal
2016 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Paralympic Games Bronze Medal – Best Setter
2018 The Netherlands – WPV World Championships 5th place
2018 Lima, Peru – Parapan American Games Silver Medal – Best Libero
2021 Tokyo, Japan – Paralympic Games Bronze Medal

Numerous Brazilian Awards for Best Receiver and Libero.

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