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Brazil at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Brazil competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 97 competitors, 92 men and 5 women, took part in 51 events in 14 sports.[1]. Brazil won three medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics. Brazil won its first gold medal since its debut at the 1920 Summer Olympics. Adhemar Ferreira da Silva won the men's triple jump. Together with the bronze medal won by José Telles da Conceição in men's high jump; those were the first medals won by Brazilians at Athletics in the Olympic Games. Tetsuo Okamoto became the first Brazilian swimmer to win an Olympic medal, the bronze at the men's 1500 metre freestyle.

Brazil at the
1952 Summer Olympics
Flag of Brazil (1889–1960).svg
IOC codeBRA
NOCBrazilian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cob.org.br (in Portuguese)
in Helsinki
Competitors97 (92 men and 5 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Mario Jorge da Fonseca Hermes
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Wilson Carneiro 400 m hurdles 56.0 2 Q 59.4 6 Did not advance
Argemiro Roque 400 m 49.05 3 Did not advance
800 m 1:54.1 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
José da Conceição High jump 1.87 10 Q 1.98  
Triple jump 14.46 17 Did not advance
Geraldo de Oliveira Long jump 6.71 23 Did not advance
Triple jump 14.64 10 Q 14.95 7
Ary de Sá Long jump 7.24 6 Q 7.23 4
Adhemar da Silva Triple jump 15.32 1 Q 16.22 WR  
Hélcio da Silva Pole vault 3.60 25 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Deyse de Castro 200 m 25.0 3 Did not advance
Helena de Menezes 100 m 12.5 4 Did not advance
Wanda dos Santos 80 m hurdles 11.3 2 Q N/A 11.4 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Deyse de Castro High jump N/A 1.50 12
Helena de Menezes Long jump 5.33 24 Did not advance
Wanda dos Santos 5.35 21 Did not advance

BasketballEdit

Main tournamentEdit

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 239 196 +43 6
  Brazil 3 2 1 184 179 +5 5
  Philippines 3 1 2 192 221 −29 4
  Canada 3 0 3 201 220 −19 3
  Brazil 57–55   Canada

  Brazil 71–52   Philippines

  Argentina 72–56   Brazil

QuarterfinalsEdit

The top two teams in each quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals. The other two teams in each quarterfinals played in the fifth through eighth place classification.

Quarterfinals group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 246 166 +80 6
  Soviet Union 3 2 1 190 195 −5 5
  Brazil 3 1 2 177 155 +22 4
  Chile 3 0 3 159 256 −97 3
  Brazil 75–44   Chile

  Soviet Union 54–49   Brazil

  United States 57–53   Brazil

SemifinalsEdit

31 July 1952 (1952-07-31)
10:30
  Brazil 59–44   France

FinalsEdit

2 August 1952 (1952-08-02)
09:00
  Chile 58–49   Brazil

Team RosterEdit

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pedro Galasso Featherweight   Toshihito Ishimaru (JPN)
L 3-0
  Lech Drogosz (POL)
L 0-3
Did not advance
Celestino Pinto Light-Welterweight   Salomon Carrizales (VEN)
L 1-2
Did not advance
Alexandre Dib Welterweight   Victor Jörgensen (DEN)
L TKO-2
Did not advance
Paulo de Jesus Cavalheiro Light-Middleweight BYE   Sören Danielsson (SWE)
W KO-3
  Boris Tishin (URS)
L 0-3
Did not advance 5
Nelson de Paula Andrade Middleweight   Mátyás Plachy (HUN)
W 2-1
  Vasile Tiță (ROU)
L DSQ-2
Did not advance
Lucio Grotone Light-Heavyweight BYE   Bjarne Lingås (NOR)
W 2-1
  Antonio Pacenza (ARG)
L 0-3
Did not advance 5

DivingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Richard Arie 10 m platform 59.40 28 Did not advance
Milton Busin 3 m springboard 67.97 8 Q 87.94 6 155.91 6

EquestrianEdit

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Pericles Cavalcanti Destino Individual 175.50 9 DSQ AC DNF AC DNF AC

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Round 1 Round 2 Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Total Jump-off Rank
Renyldo Ferreira Bibelot Individual 12.50 32 8.00 13 20.50 N/A 23
Eloy de Menezes Biguaj 4.00 2 4.00 4 8.00 8.00 4
Alvaro de Toledo Eldorado 16.00 33 12.00 21 28.00 N/A 31
Renyldo Ferreira
Eloy de Menezes
Alvaro de Toledo
See above Team 28.50 4 28.00 5 20.50 N/A 4

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

Preliminary round resultsEdit

Brazil  5–1  Netherlands
Humberto   25'
Larry   33' (pen.)36'
Jansen   81'
Vavá   86'
Report Van Roessel   15'
Attendance: 9.685
Referee: Giorgio Bernardi (ITA)

First round resultsEdit

Brazil  2–1  Luxembourg
Larry   42'
Humberto   49'
Report Gales   86'
Attendance: 6.776
Referee: Marijan Matancic (YUG)

Quarter-finals resultsEdit

Germany  4–2 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Schröder   75'96'
Klug   89'
Zeitler   120'
Report Larry   12'
Zózimo   74'
Attendance: 11.451
Referee: Arthur Ellis (GBR)

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Brazil in 1952.

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
Aloysio Borges Men's 29 1 39 21 22 113 21
Eric Marques 43 18 30 15 28 135 29
Eduardo de Medeiros 22 23 5 2 26 80 10
Aloysio Borges
Eric Marques
Eduardo de Medeiros
Team 94 42 70 34 73 313 6

RowingEdit

Brazil had three male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1952.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Francisco Furtado
Harry Mosé
João Maio
Coxed pair 8:19.0 4 R 8:05.5 3 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
Alfredo Jorge Ebling Bercht Finn 19 269 9 594 21 226 2 1247 13 434 17 318 5 849 3711 9
Wolfgang Edgard Richter
Peter Mangels
Francisco Antonio Felici Italo Osoldi
Dragon 12 252 4 729 11 290 6 553 10 331 4 729 15 155 2884 7
Tacariju de Paula
Cid de Oliveira Nascimento
Star 11 382 4 821 13 309 19 144 12 344 15 247 15 247 2350 12

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Aram Boghossian 100 metre freestyle 1:02.0 5 Did not advance
Ricardo Esperard 400 metre freestyle 5:09.5 6 Did not advance
João Gonçalves Filho 100 metre backstroke 1:09.7 3 Q 1:09.7 6 Did not advance
Adhemar Grijó Filho 200 metre breaststroke 2:47.6 4 Did not advance
Ilo da Fonseca 100 metre backstroke 1:09.9 3 Did not advance
Haroldo Lara 100 metre freestyle 1:01.2 5 Did not advance
Octavio Mobiglia 200 metre breaststroke 2:46.1 5 Did not advance
Tetsuo Okamoto 400 metre freestyle 4:46.1 1 Q 4:46.2 4 Did not advance
1500 metre freestyle 19:05.6 1 Q N/A 18:51.3  
Fernando Pavan 100 metre backstroke 1:09.1 3 Q 1:10.2 6 Did not advance
Sylvio dos Santos 1500 metre freestyle 19:26.8 4 Did not advance
Haroldo Lara
Sylvio dos Santos
Aram Boghossian
João Gonçalves Filho
4 x 200 metre freestyle 9:09.0 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Piedade Coutinho-Tavares 400 metre freestyle 5:26.9 3 Q 5:28.5 7 Did not advance
Edith de Oliveira 100 metre backstroke 1:20.0 4 Did not advance

Water poloEdit

Qualifying RoundEdit

1952-07-25
  Spain 3–2   Brazil

1952-07-26
  Brazil 6–2   Portugal

Preliminary RoundEdit

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Belgium 3 3 0 6 12 −6 6
  Spain 3 2 1 4 13 −9 5
  South Africa 3 1 2 2 10 −8 4
  Brazil 3 0 3 0 7 −7 3
1952-07-27
  Belgium 3–1   Brazil

1952-07-28
  Spain 6–4   Brazil

1952-07-29
  South Africa 9–2   Brazil

WeightliftingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Silvino Robin 82.5 kg 107.5 13 100.0 19 137.5 16 345.0 16
Bruno Barabani 90 kg 97.5 19 112.5 8 145.0 9 355.0 14
Valdemar de Silveira +90 kg 112.5 12 110.0 9 140.0 11 362.5 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Brazil Rowing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

External linksEdit