After her competitions on the 10-meter platform, in individual and synchronous competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games, and at the 205 World Water Sports Championships, Brazilian diver Ingrid Oliveira became a name to be reckoned with.
At the Pan-American Games, she won the silver medal in the synchronized competition and qualified in both disciplines for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Here are acts that were not known by the Brazilians.
Who Is Ingrid Oliveira?
She was born in Ingrid de Oliveira on May 7, 1996, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the youngest of her parents’ two daughters – Dona Nice and Oscar Pereira. The name of her older sister is Erica Oliveira.
She grew up in Vista Alegre – a neighborhood in the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro. Unfortunately, her mother died of kidney disease.
Oliveira began her athletic career in Fluminense as a gymnast before becoming a diver. She was very good at diving, so she was soon appointed to the Brazilian National Team of Divers at a very young age. She trained with the team in China and Colombia, and in 2014 she took part in the Youth Olympic Summer Games in Nanjing, China. However, Oliveira did not win a medal at that tournament, but she remained determined and took part in several other international tournaments, including the FINA Diving Grand Prix.
Ingrid de Oliveira gained popularity in 2015 when she competed in the 10-meter platform, singles, and synchronized event at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and the 2015 World Water Sports Championships in Kazan, Russia. Her performances in these competitions earned her a ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Unfortunately, her performance at the Olympic Games fell short of expectations.
Rio Olympics Sex Scandal
During the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the Brazilian synchronized diver was involved in a sex scandal that made headlines in the media. Ingrid Oliveira is said to have thrown her team/roommate Giovanna Pedroso out of her room in the Olympic village to have marathon sex with her Brazilian Olympic colleague and canoeist Pedro Goncalves the night before her Olympic performance, as the local media called it.
In the following day’s match, the two finished last in the women’s 10-meter synchronized platform jump – a performance that the local media described as “pathetic”.
Although the Pan American medalist and her teammate had had problems before, what happened the night before her Olympic performance was just the last straw.
Ingrid Oliveira is said to have taken Goncalves back to the apartment she shared with Pedroso in the Olympic Village that evening and asked if she and her partner (Pedro Goncalves) could share her bedroom.
After an argument described as heated, Pedroso agreed and went to another room to sleep, but later she told the Brazilian team managers about Oliveira’s appointment.
Pedroso was angry with Oliveira for throwing her out of her room and losing focus on the competition time just hours before the competition. She swore that she would never again dive in sync with Ingrid Oliveira and that after the Olympics she would concentrate on her individual [diving] and not be dependent on anyone. After the Olympics, the duo announced their separation.
Pedro Goncalves’ answer to all this was when he was asked that “it’s his private life he doesn’t talk about”. And for Oliveira, she answered on her Instagram page and wrote: “Mistakes, everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect except God”.
However, she stated that most of the reports about the dispute were “pure sensationalism”, but added that she was forbidden to talk about what had happened and thanked her followers for their support at this difficult moment.
Quick Facts About The Brazilian Diver
- Full Name: Ingrid de Oliveira
- Date of Birth: 7 May 1996
- Education: Unknown
- Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ingrid Oliveira and Giovanna Pedroso were together as a team since 2015. In 2005 they won a bronze medal in a synchronous competition held in the central Mexican city of León. Later that year, they finished second in the final of the women’s 10m synchronized platform and won the silver medal.
The beautiful Brazilian diver won gold together with the other Brazilian diver Luiz Felipe Outerelo at a Grand Prix in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
She stands at a height of 1.6 meters and weighs 58 kg.
She is active on Instagram with over 260k pursuers.
Her first IG post was in March 2013, and it was a photo of her walking in the snow.
Oliveira is currently with Brazilian photographer Gabriel Molon.