DE JESUS DOS SANTOS Melanie
France
FRA
Title
Ms
Lastname
DE JESUS DOS SANTOS
Firstname
Melanie
Gender
female
Country
France
Place of birth
SCHOELCHER
Year of birth
2000 (24 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Mela, Mel, Nini, MDJDS (liberation.fr, 20 Jul 2021; actusgymnastique.wordpress.com, 04 Sep 2017)
Hobbies
Dancing, sport fishing, surfing, diving. (ffgym.fr, 17 Sep 2019; leparisien.fr, 13 Sep 2019)
Occupation
Athlete
Education
Sport and Recreation Studies
Spoken languages
Creole, English, French
Club
World Champions Centre [Houston, TX, USA]
Coach
Cecile Landi Canqueteau [personal], FRA, from 2022; Laurent Landi [personal], FRA, from 2022
Injuries
In December 2022 she underwent surgery to clean up the meniscus in her right knee. She returned to training four months later. (la1ere.francetvinfo.fr, 06 Aug 2023; lequipe.fr, 16 Jun 2023; spotgym.fr, 04 Aug 2023)

In January 2019 she injured the ring finger on her left hand. (tellerreport.com, 12 Apr 2019)

In July 2015 she required surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] and injuring the meniscus in her right knee. She was unable to train for nine months and did not return until April 2016. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 06 May 2017; ffgym.fr, 21 Nov 2016; actusgymnastique.wordpress.com, 03 Aug 2015; spotgym.fr, 04 Aug 2023)
Start sporting career
She took up gymnastics at age five at the La Gauloise de Trinite club in Martinique. (creola.net, 16 Jul 2021)
Reason for taking up the sport
She was interested in judo, football, and rugby when she was younger. Her stepfather then took her to gymnastics lessons. "When I discovered gymnastics I became passionate about it. I knew from the beginning that this would be my sport." (lusojornal.com, 30 Oct 2019; leparisien.fr, 13 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (activradio.com, 04 Aug 2021)
Additional information
General
MOVE TO THE US
She was disappointed with her performance at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and decided to take some time away from the sport. In late 2021 she was invited to join US gymnast Simone Biles in the Gold Over America Tour, a two-month long demonstration series all over the United States of America. The following year she decided to relocate to Houston, Texas, and train with Biles at the World Champions Centre. "[Going to the United States of America] helped me to let everything go and regain pleasure in gymnastics. It's extremely rare to have fun just the way I had with the [Gold Over America] Tour, where we danced and had a good time with the public. That allowed me to see how much I love gymnastics. I needed to see other things and meet new people. [Training in Houston] allows me to start from scratch and find new motivation." (olympics.com, 22 Sep 2022; leparisien.fr, 06 Apr 2022)

LEAVING MARTINIQUE
In 2013 she left her birthplace of Martinique, a French overseas region in the Caribbean, to move to continental France and join the national training programme. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 06 May 2017)

HERITAGE
Her father is from Portugal and her mother from Martinique. "My father comes from the surroundings of Lisbon. He relocated to Martinique, where he met my mother. I would like to go to Portugal to discover my country of origin, my second nation, to know my other culture." (lusojornal.com, 30 Oct 2019)

Last update : 2023-09-01

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
53.698 
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
55.431 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.033
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.566
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
13.166
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
163.264
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
164.561
World Championships

2023 - 52nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
10
Score Final
53.865 
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
54.465 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.066
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
12.733
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
13.300
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
164.064
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
160.930

2022 - 51st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships LIVERPOOL (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
53.865 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.400
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
12.533
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
13.266
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
155.863
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
161.428

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
20
Score Final
53.566 
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
56.782 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.600
Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.966
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.616
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.833
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.966
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
163.628
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
166.713

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
55.599 
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
54.798 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
13.866
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
56
Score Qualif.
12.566
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.433
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.900
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
161.294
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
161.629

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
54.132 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
55.299 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.500
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.066
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.233
World Challenge Cup

2023 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2023 PARIS (FRA)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.250
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
11.650
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.650
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.550

2022 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2022 PARIS (FRA)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
10.900
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
12.650
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.250
Continental Championships

2021 - 9th European Individual Championships BASEL (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
89
Score Qualif.
26.466 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.100
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.900
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.366

2019 - 8th European Individual Championships SZCZECIN (POL)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
55.433 
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
55.032 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.766
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.033
Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.466
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.233
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.833
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.333

2018 - 32nd Senior European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
55.432 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
13.733
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.066
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.766
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.733
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
161.131
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
164.063

2017 - 7th European Individual Championships CLUJ NAPOCA (ROU)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
55.065 
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
53.333 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
8
Score Final
11.700
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.100
World / Challenge Cup

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup PARIS (FRA)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.650
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.400
Balance Beam
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.650
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.100

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup PARIS (FRA)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.450
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.700
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.750
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.700

2018 - FIG Individual All-Around World Cup 2018 TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
53.998 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2018 - FIG World Cup 2018 DOHA (QAT)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.266
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.933
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.733

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
7.025
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.100
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.100
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
12.900
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.000
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.550
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.250

2017 - AT&T American Cup Individual All-Around FIG World Cup 2017 NEWARK (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
53.899 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-