Summary: former Olympic hammer throw champion who at age 17 won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics when the women's hammer throw was contested for the first time at an Olympics but failed to win a medal at the 2004 Athens Games or at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and who had complained recently of "muscle problems."
Cause of Death: Apparent heart attack or a pulmonary embolism
Born: November 4, 1982
Died: February 18, 2009
Location: Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal