Talita Antunes

Talita Antunes

Brasil

Simply known as Talita, at only 5′ 11″ tall, she is one of the world’s best blockers on tour. Together with her partner, Larissa, they are early favorites to take Gold in their home country of Brasil. Due to Brasil hosting the Olympics and having won the World Championship in 2015, their 2 Olympic spots were guaranteed. Having the most Olympic qualification points of any team in the world, Talita and Larissa were selected by their federation in late 2015 to represent Brasil in Rio. Many are expecting a Gold Medal matchup of Larissa/Talita vs. April Ross/Kerri Walsh-Jennings. She joined forces with Larissa in 2014 after Larissa was away from the sport for almost 2 years. Since then they have won 12 Gold Medals together, easily proving they are the current team to beat on tour.

Height: 5′ 11″
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro
Birth Date: August 29, 1982
FIVB Titles: 30
Current Partner: Larissa Franca

Project

Best Blocker - 2013
Best Hitter - 2013, 2014, 2015
Top Rookie - 2005
Best Offensive Player - 2013