Lúcia não ficou só por conta do gostinho de cortar sobre a rede. Foi atrás, também, dos segredos do atletismo. E descobriu. Experimentou as provas dos lançamento de peso, dardo e disco, e tornou-se recordista carioca dos dois primeiros, além de vencer a disputa do dardo dos Jogos da Primavera-1956. Para ela, o atletismo era bom porque exige muito dos músculos. Mas preferia mesmo era o vôlei.
Lucia Mendes de Morais is the grace of this feríssima morenaça in volleyball. Carioca champion and the Spring Games, both in 1956, as a representative of tricoloras, since 1955 she estasva the team The Laranjeiras. The curriculum, also the title of Brazilian youth champion at Rio selected. Before being a star on the court, Lucia passed the beach volleyball, which he called "play volleyball," because there was still no organized disputes, paying very high premium, as today.
Lucia was not only because of the taste of cut on the network. Followed, also of Athletics secrets. And discovered. Experienced the evidence of shot put, javelin and disc, and became Rio's record of the first two, and win the dispta dart of Spring 1956 Games. For her, the athletics was good because it requires a lot of muscles. But even prfeferia was volleyball.