2017-11-20 22:05:00 CET

700 up for Taiana!

Brazilian Taiana Lima celebrates career milestone

Momentos incríveis e sensações indescritíveis. Agradeço diariamente a oportunidade de ser sempre uma pessoa melhor e depois uma atleta com princípios que hj são pouco valorizados! Tenho orgulho da pessoa que me torno dia após dia e isso devo muito ao esporte. Vamos simbora conquistar mais vitórias. Ano que vem tem muito mais.😉😉😉😉😉 . . . . . . #beachvolleyball #obrigadonatural #fabiolamolinastore #exercitobrasileiro #filabr #bolsaatleta #voleidepraia #volleyball #treinamento #tokyo2020 #timebrasil #lifestyle #heathylife #olympics #volley#agradecer #sempre #dedicacao #foco #objetivo #opoderdoagora #700 #vitorias #carreira #principios #perseverança #

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World Tour veteran Taiana Lima finished fifth in the last stop of the Brazilian National Tour last weekend with Elize Maia Secomandi, but the 33-year-old defender did not leave the city of Itapema empty-handed as she achieved an important milestone on her career.

When Taiana and Elize defeated Maria Clara Salgado and Caitlin Ledoux in the round of 16, the Fortaleza-native celebrated the a magnificent 700th win of her professional career, which started in 2002.

“Amazing moments and unbelievable feelings,” she posted on her Instagram account. “I’m thankful for the opportunity of being a better person and an athlete with principles that perhaps are not much appreciated these days. I’m proud of the person I’ve become and I owe that to sports.  And let’s get more wins! Looking forward to next year.”

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A FIVB Under-21 world champion in 2002 and 2004, Taiana first competed in the World Tour in 2005. A tenacious defender and a skilled setter, she had her most prolific season in 2013, when teaming with Talita Antunes she won 61 matches and claimed the World Tour title as well as the Sportsperson of the Year award.

In 2015, with Fernanda Alves, Taiana advanced to the gold medal match of the FIVB World Championships in The Hague, The Netherlands, where they were defeated by fellow Brazilians Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas, eventually winning the silver medal.

“It’s an important milestone,” she said about the 700th victory. “It reflects every year in which I’m been competing and all the good and the bad things I’ve experience on this journey. It’s nice to see that I’m able to reach such impressive numbers.”

From the 700 wins, Taiana amassed 272 in the World Tour, playing with seven different partners. The remaining 428 victories came in the Brazilian National Tour.

Congratulations Taiana!

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