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FERREIRA Rita
Portugal
POR
Title
Ms
Lastname
FERREIRA
Firstname
Rita
Gender
female
Country
Portugal
Place of birth
Porto
Year of birth
2000 (21 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Acrobatic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Spending time with friends, walking on the beach with her dogs, watching television series, shopping. (noticias.up.pt, 12 Jul 2021; fairplay.pt, 03 Mar 2019)
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Education
Medicine - University of Porto, Portugal
Spoken languages
English, Portuguese
Club
Acro Clube da Maia [Portugal]
Coach
Lourenco Franca [club, national]
Start sporting career
She took up gymnastics at age six at Ginasio Cluba da Maia in Portugal. (maisfutebol.iol.pt, 20 Nov 2019; fairplay.pt, 03 Mar 2019)
Reason for taking up the sport
"My physical education teacher thought I had the skills and spoke to my parents. They were already looking for an after-school activity for me and saw gymnastics as a good opportunity. My parents did not like it when I entered the higher level competitions. They thought I wouldn't be able to do so many hours and thought I would want to quit because of the intensity. Now they love it. When I come home and I say, 'I'm sick of it', they say, 'Take a shower and it will go away'." (maisfutebol.iol.pt, 20 Nov 2019; fairplay.pt, 03 Mar 2019)
Milestones
She and her teammate Ana Rita Teixeira became the first acrobats to win a world title for Portugal when they claimed gold in the women's all-around pairs at the 2021 World Championships in Geneva, Switzerland. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Dec 2021; gymnastics.sport, 06 Dec 2021)
Ambitions
To finish on the podium at the 2022 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, AL, United States of America. (gymnastics.sport, 19 Jan 2022)
Trainings
She trains for up to six hours a day. (noticias.up.pt, 12 Jul 2021)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the women's all-around pairs at the 2021 World Championships in Geneva, Switzerland. (julia.pt, 06 Jul 2021)
Philosophy / Motto
"Gymnastics teaches a lot on many levels. It's all about commitment, discipline, hard work, time management, and organisation. I've learned that with hard work and persistence, we can accomplish everything we want." (fairplay.pt, 03 Mar 2019)
Awards
In 2021 she and Ana Rita Teixeira were named Gymnasts of the Year by the Portuguese Gymnastics Federation. (jornaldamaia.pt, 05 Jan 2022)

She received the Revelation of the Year award in the acrobatics category at the 2018 Association of Sport Journalists [CNID] awards ceremony in Portugal. (cnid.pt, 23 May 2018)
Additional information
General
GOT TALENT
In 2020 she featured on the Portuguese reality television show 'Got Talent Portugal'. She participated as part of ArtGym Company, a group of acrobatic performers based at Acro Clube da Maia in Portugal. (primeiramao.pt, 23 Jul 2020)

Last update : 2022-02-03

World Championships

2022 - 28th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships BAKU (AZE)

Women Pair
Rank Final
1
Score Final
28.780
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
56.600
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
48.000
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Women Pair Balance
Rank Final
1
Score Final
28.850
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
28.750
Women Pair Dynamic
Rank Final
1
Score Final
28.000
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
27.850

2021 - 27th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships GENEVA (SUI)

Women Pair
Rank Final
1
Score Final
29.120
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
79.990
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
48.000
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World Cup

2022 - FIG World Cup 2022 MAIA (POR)

Women Pair
Rank Final
2
Score Final
28.380
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
53.800
Continental Championships

2021 - 30th Senior and Junior European Championships PESARO (ITA)

Women Pair
Rank Final
1
Score Final
84.440
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
56.120
World Age Group Competitions

2018 - 10th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions ANTWERP (BEL)

Women Group
Rank Final
1
Score Final
29.050
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
57.000
World / Challenge Cup

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 MAIA (POR)

Women Pair
Rank Final
1
Score Final
28.450
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
57.010

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 LISBOA (POR)

Women Pair
Rank Final
2
Score Final
28.480
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
55.920

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 PUURS (BEL)

Women Pair
Rank Final
1
Score Final
28.320
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
56.370

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 LAS VEGAS (USA)

Women Pair
Rank Final
1
Score Final
28.370
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
55.560

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MAIA (POR)

Women Pair
Rank Final
1
Score Final
28.520
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
56.060