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Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRuth Roberta•de Souza
Used name•Ruth
Born3 October 1968 in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul (BRA)
Died13 April 2021 in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul (BRA)
Measurements188 cm
NOC Brazil


Ruth de Souza played on the Brazilian women’s basketball team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, playing the 5 position. Ruth won gold medals at the 1994 World Cup and the 1991 Pan American Games, adding a silver medal at the 1987 Pan Ams. Ruth died from complications after she developed COVID-19 in 2021.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) BRA Ruth
Basketball, Women (Olympic) Brazil 7

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