Andebolista Nair Almeida despede-se oficialmente das quadras https://angorussia.com/desporto/andebolista-nair-almeida-despede-se-oficialmente-das-quadras/

Andebolista Nair Almeida despede-se oficialmente das quadras

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#RIO2016 Best of Day 1 - An Angolan player grabs an official Olympic Games Rio 2016 Handball ball during the women's preliminaries Group A handball match Romania vs Angola...

#RIO2016 Best of Day 1 - An Angolan player grabs an official Olympic Games Rio 2016 Handball ball during the women's preliminaries Group A handball match Romania vs Angola...

"You live up to who you’re told you are. I’m named after a 17th-century queen from Angola, Nzinga Mbande. During the colonial period, the Europeans would try to come to Africa and take their land, and she defended her territory. I think it’s not a coincidence that I’m named Nzingha and I go off with my sword and fight people for my country. I was always told that I’m a strong woman, and I was named after a strong woman, and I think it’s not a coincidence that I’ve become this top fencer."

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"You live up to who you’re told you are. I’m named after a 17th-century queen from Angola, Nzinga Mbande. During the colonial period, the Europeans would try to come to Africa and take their land, and she defended her territory. I think it’s not a coincidence that I’m named Nzingha and I go off with my sword and fight people for my country. I was always told that I’m a strong woman, and I was named after a strong woman, and I think it’s not a coincidence that I’ve become this top fencer."

Angola's Albertina Cruz Kassoma, center, is fouled by Spain's Elizabet Chavez during the women's preliminary handball match between Spain and Angola on August 14, 2016. #

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Angola's Albertina Cruz Kassoma, center, is fouled by Spain's Elizabet Chavez during the women's preliminary handball match between Spain and Angola on August 14, 2016. #

Watch as I fly!         Isabel Evelize W. Guialo of Angola celebrates her goal against Spain during the women's handball event. The Spaniards narrowly edged out Angola 26-22.      -  2016 Rio Olympics: Highs and lows from Day 9

Watch as I fly! Isabel Evelize W. Guialo of Angola celebrates her goal against Spain during the women's handball event. The Spaniards narrowly edged out Angola 26-22. - 2016 Rio Olympics: Highs and lows from Day 9

Teresa Patrica Alemida of Angola celebrates after the Women’s Handball match between Romania and Angola on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Future Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Teresa Patrica Alemida of Angola celebrates after the Women’s Handball match between Romania and Angola on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Future Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

DAY 1:  Women's Handball - Romania vs Angola

Handball - Olympics: Day 1

DAY 1:  Women's Handball - Romania vs Angola

Handball - Olympics: Day 1

Norway beat Angola in a handball prelim.  This is Norway's Veronica Kristiansen making a leaping shot during a group stage match on Wednesday.  Fun fact: Handball, along with basketball, boxing and indoor volleyball runs the entire 16-day duration of the Games - Rio Olympics Day 5 Aug 10 2016 highlights Norway handball

Norway beat Angola in a handball prelim. This is Norway's Veronica Kristiansen making a leaping shot during a group stage match on Wednesday. Fun fact: Handball, along with basketball, boxing and indoor volleyball runs the entire 16-day duration of the Games - Rio Olympics Day 5 Aug 10 2016 highlights Norway handball

DAY 1:  Women's Handball - Romania vs Angola

Handball - Olympics: Day 1

DAY 1:  Women's Handball - Romania vs Angola

Handball - Olympics: Day 1

DAY 1:  Women's Handball - Romania vs Angola

Handball - Olympics: Day 1

DAY 1:  Women's Handball - Romania vs Angola

Handball - Olympics: Day 1

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