Leila Barros

Leila Barros
Senadora Leila Barros.jpg
Barros' official portrait as senator
Senator for Federal District
Assumed office

February 1, 2019
Personal details
Leila Gomes de Barros

September 30, 1971 (1971-09-30) (age 48)

Brasília, DF, Brazil
Political party PSB (Since 2018)
Leila Barros
Personal information
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Spike 3.00 m (118 in)
Block 2.91 m (115 in)
Volleyball information
Position Opposite spiker
Current club Retired

Leila Gomes de Barros (born September 30, 1971)[1] is a Brazilian politician and a former female volleyball player. She often played as opposite hitter and attacker. She was a member of the Brazilian squad who had great success in the late 1990s and early 2000s (decade), winning the 1996 and 1998 editions of the volleyball Grand Prix and being rated the most valuable player (MVP) in each win.

Volleyball career [ edit ]

Leila Barros during her voleyball career in 2007

Barros started competing in volleyball at the age of fifteen. She switched to beach volleyball in July 2001, but returned to the indoor courts in 2003 in order to help the Brazil women's national volleyball team to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

In the Volleyball Women's World Cups, Barros finished as runners-up in 1995 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup and 2003 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup, won third place in 1999 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup.[2] She also got silver medals in the 1994 World Championships. In the Olympics, her Brazilian team was 3rd in 1996 and 2000. She has also posed in several magazines and was one of the favorite players when she and the Brazilian volleyball team came to the Philippines.

Political career [ edit ]

In October 2018, Barros became the first woman to represent the Federal District of Brazil in the Senate.[3]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Leila Barros profile". Volleyball Magazine. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Krastev, Todor. "Women Volleyball VIII World Cup 1999 02-16.11 Japan +9GMT - Winner Cuba". Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  3. ^ Amorozo, Marcos. "Leila do Vôlei é a primeira mulher eleita para o Senado no Distrito Federal" [Leila do Vôlei is the first woman elected for the Senate in Federal District]. (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 March 2020.
Preceded by

United StatesTara Cross-Battle

RussiaYevgeniya Artamonova
Most Valuable Player of

FIVB World Grand Prix


Succeeded by

RussiaYevgeniya Artamonova

BrazilVirna Dias
Preceded by

Maurren Maggi
Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year

Succeeded by

Daniele Hypólito
Preceded by

 Vassiliki Arvaniti (GRE)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Most Improved"

Succeeded by

 Laura Ludwig (GER)

 Tamsin Barnett (AUS)

What is this?