Mariafe Artacho del Solar is a beach volleyball player born in Peru and now lives in and plays internationally for Australia. The 23-year-old started on the court and was first introduced to beach by her brother and she was hooked forever.

Her first major international tournament came in 2007 when she was selected to represent Australia at the U19 World Championships in Poland. Mariafe made her Olympic debut in Rio with her beach volleyball partner Nicole Laird. The pair, who are both originally from Sydney and went to the same high school and first teamed up in 2013.

Their first Olympic experience was a great learning experience but the results on the beach weren't exactly what they were hoping for as the pair didn’t win a match in Rio.

You can check out more Mariafe Artacho del Solar on her Instagram page.

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