Daiane dos Santos
Birth Name: Daiane Garcia dos Santos
Place of Birth: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Date of Birth: February 10, 1983
Ethnicity: Brazilian [African, Portuguese, Indigenous, other]
Daiane dos Santos is a Brazilian artistic gymnast. She was the first Brazilian, South American, and person of African descent, to win an event at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, in 2003. She is known as Dai.
She is the daughter of Magda (Garcia) and Moacir dos Santos. She is mostly of African, including Angolan, descent, along with Portuguese, Indigenous, and North African. She has also said that she has some Italian ancestry. She identifies as African-Brazilian.
A DNA test whose results were displayed here stated that Daiane’s genetic ancestry is:
——–*15% North African
——–*19.3% Spain & Portugal
——–*12.6% Central America
——–*2.1% North America
Daiane’s paternal grandfather is named Milton dos Santos (the son of Pedro dos Santos and Cedália).
Daiane’s paternal grandmother is named Noemi.
Daiane’s maternal grandfather is named Antonio Carlos Garcia.
Daiane’s maternal grandmother is named Síria (the daughter of Fermina).