The body of former volleyball player Isabel Salgado was laid to rest this Thursday morning (17) at Penitência Cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro. The athlete’s death at the age of 62 due to complications from pneumonia took the public by surprise.
Friends and family came to say goodbye. Among them, actress Andrea Beltrão, former volleyball player Fabi Alvim, actor Antonio Pitanga and federal deputy Benedita da Silva. Several wreaths of flowers were also sent to honor Isabel. According to Jornal Hoje, the body of the athlete will be cremated. Before, there will be a wake restricted only to the closest people. Access the photo gallery above to see the records.
ISABEL DO VÔLEI: A LIFE DEDICATED TO SPORT AND SOCIAL POINTS
The first star of Brazilian women’s volleyball, Isabel Salgado made a great career in the sport, passing through the courts and the beach. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he began his career in the youth teams of Flamengo and, still in his youth, he made it to the national team, taking Brazil to the Olympic Games in Moscow, in 1980, and in Los Angeles, in 1984. In 1979, he won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in San Juan. Even retired, she continued as one of the most prestigious names in Brazilian volleyball. Years later, she became a trainer.
Isabel was nominated by Geraldo Alckmin, former governor of São Paulo and elected vice president of Brazil, last Monday (14) to integrate the Sports area of the transition team. Linked to social causes and engaged in politics, she did not hide her support for President-elect Lula during the elections.
Isabel left five children, among them, Maria Clara, Carol Solberg and Pedro Solberg, who followed in their mother’s footsteps in sport and became athletes.