Thaisa Daher Menezes, is a female middle blocker born on 15 May 1987 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
She is a two time Olympic gold medalist and has built a reputation for being one of the best middle blockers in the world during the 2000s.
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A member of the first Olympic women's team in history to win three gold medals in three consecutive Olympic Games.
World Championship Experience
2002-joined the Junior South American Championships
2002-Participated in the Junior South American Championships
2003-Won the Junior World Championships
2005-Won the Junior World Championships
2005/2007- two Superliga titles with Rexona-Ades (RJ)
Major International Competition
2007-Pan-American Games - Silver Medal
2007-World Grand Prix - Fifth Place
2007-South American Championships - Gold Medal
2008-Olympic Gold Medal - Brazil
2008-winner of World Grand Prix
2008-winner the Final Four
2009-Montreux Volley Masters - Gold Medal
2009-American Cup - Gold Medal
2009-FIVB Grand Prix
2009-South American Championships - Gold Medal
2009-American Cup - Silver Medal
2010-World Grand Prix - Silver Medal
2010-World Championships - Silver Medal
2011-Pan American Cup - Gold Medal
2012-London Olympic Games - Brazil - Gold Medal
2013-World Grand Prix - Gold medal
Thaisa spent the majority of her professional volleyball career playing in Brazil.
In 2016, she played for the top team Turkey Eczacıbaşı VitrA where during the season she suffered a devastating ankle injury in the middle of a match. But she rehabbed back to professional elite playing level and now plays in Brazil for Barueri for the 2017-18 season.
Brazil Minas Tênis Clube (2002 – 2005)
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Vôlei Clube (2005 – 2008)
Brazil Osasco Voleibol Clube (2008 – 2016)
Turkey Eczacıbaşı VitrA (2016 – 2017)
Brazil Hinode Barueri (2017 - Present*loan status)
2010 FIVB Club World Championship - Runner-up with Sollys Osasco
2012 FIVB Club World Championship -Champion with Sollys Nestlé Osasco
2014 FIVB Club World Championship - Runner-up with Molico Osasco
2016 FIVB Club World Championship -Champion with Eczacıbaşı VitrA
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Thaisa Menezes only played pro volleyball in her native country still 2016 when she made a move to play with Eczcibasi in Turkey.
Thaisa Menezes did plastic surgery on her face because the game was often filmed on a side of her face she found difficult to watch her after match videos.
Thaisa Menezes has 24 tattoos on her body and she is eager to add more.
She is often regarded as the most attractive Brazilian player off the courts.
Thaisa Menezes was asked how she has experienced failure in the world cup and here is what she said
How have you experienced failure at the Olympic Games?
"One learns more in defeat than in victories. Evolve and learn, always."
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