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Brazil at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Brazil competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. 70 competitors, 59 men and 11 women, took part in 41 events in 11 sports.[1] A Brazilian medal was won for the first time since the country's debut at the 1920 Summer Olympics, with a bronze by the basketball team.

Brazil at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of Brazil (1889–1960).svg
IOC codeBRA
NOCBrazilian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cob.org.br (in Portuguese)
in London
Competitors70 (59 men and 11 women) in 11 sports
Flag bearerSylvio de Magalhães Padilha
Medals
Ranked 34th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ivan Hausen 100 m 10.9 2 Q NT 4 Did not advance
200 m 22.2 2 Q 22.3 4 Did not advance
Aroldo da Silva 100 m 10.6 2 Q NT 4 Did not advance
200 m 21.9 2 Q 22.0 3 Q NT 4 Did not advance
Hélio da Silva 100 m NT 4 Did not advance
Rosalvo Ramos 200 m 22.2 2 Q NT 6 Did not advance
400 m 49.2 2 Q 48.7 3 Q 49.1 5 Did not advance
Aroldo da Silva
Hélio da Silva
Ivan Hausen
Rosalvo Ramos
4 × 100 m relay 42.4 9 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Geraldo de Oliveira Triple jump 14.590 9 Q 14.825 5
Adhemar da Silva 14.690 4 Q 14.490 8
Hélio da Silva 14.640 6 Q 14.310 11
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Melânia Luz 200 m 26.6 4 Did not advance
Helena de Menezes 100 m 13.2 3 Did not advance
200 m 27.7 4 Did not advance
Elizabeth Müller 100 m 13.2 4 Did not advance
Benedita de Oliveira 13.2 4 Did not advance
Lucila Pini 200 m 27.6 3 Did not advance
Benedita de Oliveira
Melânia Luz
Gertrudes Morg
Lucila Pini
4 × 100 m relay 49.0 9 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Gertrudes Morg Long jump 5.120 20 Did not advance
Elizabeth Müller Shot put 11.870 13 Did not advance
High jump N/A 1.40 17

BasketballEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 5 5 0 261 150 +111 10
  Uruguay 5 3 2 246 170 +76 8
  Hungary 5 3 2 201 172 +29 8
  Canada 5 3 2 222 205 +17 8
  Italy 5 1 4 170 208 −38 6
  Great Britain 5 0 5 103 298 −195 5




QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Bronze medal matchEdit

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Manoel do Nascimento Bantamweight   Tibor Csík (HUN)
L DQ2
Did not advance
Ralph Zumbano Lightweight   Franz Ehringer (LUX)
W KO-2
  Auguste Caulet (AUS)
W PTS
  Wallace Smith (USA)
L KO-2
Did not advance 5
Vicente dos Santos Heavyweight   Jay Lambert (USA)
L PTS
Did not advance

DivingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Final
Total Rank
Milton Busin 3 m springboard 113.86 11
Gunnar Kemnitz 102.22 21
Haroldo Mariano 10 m platform 90.00 16

EquestrianEdit

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Aëcio Coelho Guapo Individual 114.00 16 72 42.00 10 10 52.00 7 52.00 7
Renyldo Ferreira Indio 184.00 43 54 210.00 37 40 250.00 31 250.00 31
Anísio da Rocha Carioca 185.00 44 36 229.00 38 DNF AC DNF AC
Aëcio Coelho
Renyldo Ferreira
Anísio da Rocha
See above Team 483.00 13 162 481.00 11 50 302.0 AC 302.0 AC

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Final
Penalties Rank
Eloy de Menezes Sabu Individual DNQ
Francisco Pontes Itaguai 20 10
Ruben Ribeiro Bon Soir DNQ
Eloy de Menezes
Francisco Pontes
Ruben Ribeiro
See above Team 20 DNF

FencingEdit

Seven fencers, all men, represented Brazil in 1948.

Men

Ranks given are within the pool.

Fencer Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Lodovico Alessandri Men's foil 5-2 3 Q 0-7 8 Did not advance
Salvatore Scianamea 0-7 8 Did not advance
Henrique de Aguilar Men's épée 3-5 6 Did not advance
Fortunato de Barros 3-5 5 Did not advance
Mario Biancalana 3-5 3 Q 4-4 2 Q 3-6 8 Did not advance
Etienne Molnar Men's sabre 4-1 2 Q 2-5 7 Did not advance
Mario Biancalana
Fortunato de Barros
Henrique de Aguilar
Walter de Paula
Salvatore Scianamea
Team epee   Italy (ITA)
L 2-14
  Great Britain (GBR)
L 6-8
3 Did not advance

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Brazil in 1948.

Men
Athlete Event Riding
(show jumping)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Shooting
(25 m rapid-fire pistol)
Swimming
(300 m freestyle)
Running
(4000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Points Points Points Points
Humberto Bedford Men's 37 43 40 43 42 205 43
Aloysio Borges 33 26 36 8 43 146 38
Aëcio Coelho 15 1 33 39 37 125 30

RowingEdit

Brazil had two male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1948.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pércio Zancani
Paulo Diebold
Men's coxless pair 7:33.1 1 Q N/A 8:18.6 2 Did not advance

SailingEdit

Open
Athlete Event Race Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Wolfgang Richter Firefly 7 578 DNF 0 6 645 19 144 4 821 15 247 9 469 2904 11
Victório Ferraz
Carlos Borchers
Swallow 9 293 11 206 9 293 12 168 8 344 2 946 5 548 2630 10
E. Rocco de Paula Simoes
Carlos Bittencourt Filho
M. Rocco de Paula Simoes
Star 16 127 13 217 11 290 10 331 14 185 10 331 11 290 1644 14

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aram Boghossian 100 metre freestyle 1:00.9 15 Q 1:01.0 14 Did not advance
Rolf Egon 1500 metre freestyle 20:36.3 15 q 20:44.6 14 Did not advance
Ilo da Fonseca 100 metre backstroke 1:11.9 2 Q 1:11.6 7 Did not advance
Plauto Guimarães 100 metre freestyle 1:03.7 33 Did not advance
Willy Otto Jordan 200 metre breaststroke 2:46.4 6 Q 2:43.9 2 Q 2:46.4 6
Sérgio Rodrigues 100 metre freestyle 1:01.6 22 Did not advance
Hélio Silva 100 metre backstroke 1:10.5 3 q 1:10.1 5 Did not advance
Paulo Silva 1:10.0 3 q 1:09.8 6 Did not advance
Sérgio Rodrigues
Willy Otto Jordan
Rolf Kestener
Aram Boghossian
4 x 200 metre freestyle 9:19.9 7 q N/A 9:31.0 8
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Piedade Coutinho-Tavares 100 metre freestyle 1:08.6 11 Q 1:16.0 13 Did not advance
400 metre freestyle 5:30.0 6 Q 5:31.1 7 Q 5:29.4 6
Maria da Costa 100 metre freestyle 1:16.0 32 Did not advance
Edith de Oliveira 100 metre backstroke 1:22.5 19 Did not advance
Eleonora Schmidt 100 metre freestyle 1:10.8 21 Did not advance
Eleonora Schmidt
Maria da Costa
Talita Rodrígues
Piedade Coutinho-Tavares
4 x 100 metre freestyle 4:51.4 8 q N/A 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Brazil Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

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