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da Silva, Adhemar Ferreira

Born: 1927 AD
Died: 2001 AD
Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Athlete

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.