Road to Rio

Yane Marques
Modern Pentathlon Brazil

Yane Marques

London 2012 bronze medallist
in modern pentathlon
Three-time Pan American champion;
five-time South American champion;
six-time Brazilian champion
Full name: Yane Márcia Campos da Fonseca Marques Date and place of birth: 07 January 1984 - Afogados da Ingazeira,
state of Pernambuco, Brazil
Height: 1.66m Weight: 53kg

Trivia

Swimming was her first sport Currently dedicates herself entirely to modern pentathlon She has a degree in Physical Education But she would like to study Journalism
She enjoys playing volleyball and football However, she says she wouldn’t be able to play “sepaktakraw” Favourite food Spaghetti bolognese and crab
Eccentricities “I usually alternate sweet and savoury food. Whenever I go to the cinema, for instance, I buy popcorn, chocolate and candy and alternate between them all”. Funniest moment during competition “At the London 2012 Games, a TV broadcaster prepared the final tally before the end of my event, ignoring my chances of winning a medal. They had to re-do the total again at the end of the day and, to me, that was quite funny”.

Best sporting moment

Idol

“Certainly, the London bronze has something more to it when compared to the other medals I have won so far” Gustavo Kuerten
Yane Marques
The best moment for all athletes is when you make it to the podium, crowning the hard work done for that purpose. Naturally, the Olympic Games mark every athlete’s career.
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