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da Silva, Adhemar Ferreira

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

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.





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