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da Silva, Adhemar Ferreira

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Born: 1927 AD
Died: 2001 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Athlete

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Brazilian track and field athlete

 

1927 - Born on the 29th of September in São Paulo, in a poor family.

 

1947 - He began in the triple jump under the coaching of German Dietrich Gerner.

 

1948 - Da Silva broke the national record and taking a place in the Brazilian athletics team.

 

1952 - In Helsinki, he became the Olympic champion and world record holder.

 

1956 - Won gold medal in Olympic triple jump in Melbourn and set another world record.

 

1959 - Adhemar acted in the film Orfeu, by french director Marcel Camus.

 

2001 - Adhemar Ferreira da Silva died on 12th of January.

 

He is the only Brazilian to win two Olympic gold medals.

 

 

 


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