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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Higa and the second is Maggi.
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Maurren Maggi
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Personal information
Born June 25, 1976 (1976-06-25) (age 45)
São Carlos, SP, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Country Brazil
Sport Women's athletics
Event(s) Long jump

Maurren Higa Maggi (born June 25, 1976 in São Carlos) is a former Brazilian track and field athlete and Olympic gold medallist. She is the South American record holder in the 100 metres hurdles and long jump, with 12.71 seconds and 7.26 metres respectively. She also has a best of 14.53 metres in the triple jump – a former South American record. She is the first Brazilian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual sport.

In 2003, Maurren got in a doping scandal after clostebol was found on her sample. She claimed that an anti-scarring gel sheet that she used contained the anabolic steroid in its composition. Maurren was suspended for two years, preventing her from participating in the 2003 Pan American Games. She missed going to the Olympic Games due to a pregnancy.

She finished second at the 2009 Troféu Brasil Caixa de Atletismo to Keila Costa, losing the event for the first time since 1998.

Maurren was married to racer Antônio Pizzonia, with whom she has a daughter, Sophia.

International competitions

100 metres hurdles

  • 2001 Universiade - silver medal
  • 2001 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 1999 Pan American Games - silver medal
  • 1999 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 1997 South American Championships - silver medal

Long jump

  • 2011 Pan American Games - gold medal
  • 2011 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 2008 Summer Olympics - gold medal
  • 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships - silver medal
  • 2007 Pan American Games - gold medal
  • 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships - bronze medal
  • 2002 Ibero-American Championships - gold medal
  • 2002 IAAF World Cup - silver medal
  • 2001 Universiade - gold medal
  • 2001 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 1999 Pan American Games - gold medal
  • 1999 Universiade - bronze medal
  • 1999 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 1997 South American Championships - gold medal
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