Olympic champion, who played in Russia, dies after coming to present her book
The famous Brazilian volleyball player Valevska Oliveira died at the age of 43 after falling from the 17th floor of an apartment building in the central district of São Paulo, where she came to present her autobiography, reports g1.globo.com. The police classified the case as a suicide.
One of the last lifetime videos of the volleyball player was posted online.
Oliveira was the leader of the Brazilian national team, becoming the 2008 Olympic champion and bronze medalist of the 2000 Olympic Games, as well as winning silver at the 2006 World Cup and winning her third Grand Prix championship, now called the Nations League.
In 2008, after her Olympic triumph, she announced her retirement from the national team, but returned to the national team in 2013, winning the World Champions Cup.
She played her last season in professional sports in 2022, playing for the Brazilian club Praia Uberlândia.
Born in Belo Horizonte, Valevska started her professional career at the age of 12.
Since 2004, she played for seven seasons in Perugia, Italy, for Sirio, where she won the Champions League and two UEFA Cups. Then she played for Murcia 2005 from Spain and for the Russian club Zarichchya-Odintsovo.