Fabiana Murer

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Pole Vaulter
Date of Birth March 16, 1981
Place of Birth Brazil
Age 39 years old
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Fabiana Murer

Fabiana de Almeida Murer is a retired Brazilian pole vaulter. She holds the South American record in the event with an indoor best of 4.82 m and an outdoor best of 4.87 m, making her the fourth highest vaulter ever at the time, now the eighth. She won the gold medal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and also won at the 2007 Pan American Games. Murer represented Brazil at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. She is a four-time South American Champion with wins in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011. Murer was coached by both the Ukrainian Vitaly Petrov, who managed the world record holders Sergei Bubka and Yelena Isinbayeva, and her husband, Élson Miranda de Souza, a former vaulter himself.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): Pole vault
Coached by: Vitaly Petrov, Élson de Souza

About Fabiana Murer

Professional Brazilian pole vaulter known for setting multiple records in both indoor and outdoor events. She has won multiple championships and competitions and shares photos both of her life and her competitive events to Instagram and her over 40,000 followers.

Before Fame

With a passion for the sport early on, she competed in her first World Championship event in 2006 in Tunja. She placed gold in her first pro event and from there on cemented her career in the sport. She went on to compete at the Pan American Games the following year where she also won gold.


She has won multiple competitions including the 2011 Daegu World Championships, the 2010 doha World Indoor Championships, and the 2011 Buenos Aires South American Championships.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Jonathan Bellini is a fellow professional pole vaulter also from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Information related to Fabiana Murer

  • Brazilian female pole vaulters
  • Sportspeople from Campinas
  • Olympic athletes of Brazil
  • Athletes (track and field) at the 1999 Pan American Games
  • Athletes (track and field) at the 2007 Pan American Games
  • Athletes (track and field) at the 2011 Pan American Games
  • Pan American Games silver medalists for Brazil
  • Pan American Games gold medalists for Brazil
  • Athletes (track and field) at the 2015 Pan American Games
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Latest information about Fabiana Murer updated on March 04, 2021.

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