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Brazil at the 1968 Summer Olympics

Brazil competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. 76 competitors, 73 men and 3 women, took part in 27 events in 13 sports. Brazilians won three medals at 1968 Summer Olympics. The bronze medal obtained by sailors Reinaldo Conrad and Burkhard Cordes and the bronze medal won by boxer Servílio de Oliveira were the first medals in their sports. Nelson Prudêncio obtained a silver medal and carried on the nation's tradition of good results in Men's Triple Jump. [1]

Brazil at the
1968 Summer Olympics
Flag of Brazil (1960–1968).svg
IOC codeBRA
NOCBrazilian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cob.org.br (in Portuguese)
in Mexico City
Competitors76 (73 men and 3 women) in 13 sports
Flag bearerJoão Gonçalves Filho
Medals
Ranked 35th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Men
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nelson Prudêncio Triple jump 16.46 4 Q 17.27  
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Maria Cipriano High jump 1.74 9 Q 1.71 11
Combined events – Pentathlon
Athlete Event 80H SP HJ LJ 200 m Final Rank
Aída dos Santos Result 11.6 12.41 1.59 5.50 24.9 4578 20
Points 948 882 934 873 941

BasketballEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group BEdit

Qualified for the semifinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
  Soviet Union 7 0 642 408 +234 14
  Brazil 6 1 561 418 +143 13
  Mexico 5 2 493 443 +50 12
  Poland 4 3 473 504 −31 11
  Bulgaria 3 4 456 478 −22 10
  Cuba 2 5 514 532 −18 9
  South Korea 1 6 453 530 −77 8
  Morocco 0 7 355 634 −279 7
13.10.1968
Brazil   98–52   Morocco
14.10.1968
Brazil   75–59   Bulgaria
15.10.1968
Mexico   53–60   Brazil
16.10.1968
Poland   51–88   Brazil
19.10.1968
Cuba   68–84   Brazil

SemifinalEdit

Bronze medalEdit

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Servilio de Oliveira Flyweight BYE   Engin Yadigar (TUR)
W 3-2
  Joseph Destimo (GHA)
W 5-0
  Ricardo Delgado (MEX)
L 0-5
Did not advance  
Expedito Alencar Welterweight BYE   Tadesse Gebregiorgis (ETH)
W RSC-1
  Manfred Wolke (GDR)
L 0-5
Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Round 1 Round 2 Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Total Jump-off Rank
Lucia Faria Rush du Camp Individual 7,25 8 Q 19,25 12 19,25 N/A 12
Jose Fernandez Cantal 23,25 33 Did not advance
Nelson Pessoa Filho Pass Op 8,00 9 Q 24,00 16 24,00 N/A 16
Lucia Faria
Jose Fernandez
Nelson Pessoa Filho
See above Team 138,00 7 N/A 7

FencingEdit

Four fencers, all men, represented Brazil in 1968.

Men

Ranks given are within the pool.

Fencer Event Round 1 Round 2 Elimination round I Elimination round II Repasage round I Repasage round II Repasage Final Final
Result Rank Result Rank Opposition Result Opposition Result Opposition Result Opposition Result Result Rank
Darío Amaral Men's épée 1-4 6 Did not advance
Carlos Couto 3-2 4 Q 4-2 2 Q    Polzhuber (AUT) Did not advance
Arthur Ribeiro 2-3 5 Did not advance
Arthur Ribeiro
Darío Amaral
José Maria Pereira
Carlos Couto
Team epee   Italy (ITA)
L 2-14
  Great Britain (GBR)
L 6-8
3 Did not advance

FootballEdit

First roundEdit

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Spain 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 5
  Japan 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
  Brazil 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 4 9 −5 1

Spain  1 – 0  Brazil
Fernández   77' Report

Brazil  1 – 1  Japan
Ferretti   9' Report Watanabe   83'

Brazil  3 – 3  Nigeria
Ferretti   50'
Olumodeji   59' (o.g.)
Tião   65'
Report Olayombo   10'   41'
Anieke   19'

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Harri Klein
Edgard Gijsen
Double scull 7:16.70 5 R NT 2 Q 7:17.08 5 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
Jörg Bruder Finn 7 13 4 8 DNF 42 12 18 14 20 12 18 7 13 90 9
Reinaldo Conrad
Burkhard Cordes
Flying Dutchman 14 20 7 13 4 8 3 5.7 3 5.7 10 16 1 0 48.4  
Erik Schmidt
Axel Schmidt
Star 18 24 8 14 17 23 17 23 3 5.7 2 3 3 5.7 74.4 7

ShootingEdit

Two male shooters represented Brazil in 1968.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Durval Guimarães 50 m pistol 524 55
50 m rifle, prone 589 39
Edmar de Salles 50 m rifle, three positions 1077 55
50 m rifle, prone 590 34

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
José Aranha 100 metre freestyle 56.8 4 Did not advance
César Filardi 100 metre backstroke 1:04.6 5 Did not advance
José Fiolo 100 metre breaststroke 1:09.5 1 Q 1:08.6 3 Q 1:08.1 4
200 metre breaststroke 2:42.1 5 Did not advance
João Lima Neto 100 metre butterfly 1:02.3 5 Did not advance
César Filardi
José Fiolo
João Lima Neto
José Aranha
4 × 100 metre medley relay 4:11.1 6 Did not advance

VolleyballEdit

Men's Team Competition
Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Soviet Union 17 8 1 26 8 3.250 464 326 1.423
2   Japan 16 7 2 24 6 4.000 430 258 1.667
3   Czechoslovakia 16 7 2 22 15 1.467 454 417 1.089
4   East Germany 15 6 3 22 12 1.833 449 374 1.201
5   Poland 15 6 3 18 11 1.636 371 281 1.320
6   Bulgaria 13 4 5 16 17 0.941 379 385 0.984
7   United States 13 4 5 15 18 0.833 383 414 0.925
8   Belgium 11 2 7 6 24 0.250 239 417 0.573
9   Brazil 10 1 8 8 25 0.320 357 469 0.761
10   Mexico 9 0 9 6 27 0.222 289 474 0.610
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
13 Oct Belgium   3–1   Brazil 15–7 16–14 9–15 15–6   55–42
16 Oct Soviet Union   3–1   Brazil 11–15 15–2 15–9 15–9   56–35
17 Oct United States   3–0   Brazil 15–12 15–7 15–10     45–29
19 Oct Czechoslovakia   3–2   Brazil 15–12 15–10 13–15 13–15 15–9 71–61
20 Oct Bulgaria   3–0   Brazil 15–8 18–16 15–3     48–27
21 Oct Poland   3–0   Brazil 15–12 15–4 15–7     45–23
23 Oct East Germany   3–1   Brazil 15–13 15–7 14–16 15–12   59–48
24 Oct Japan   3–0   Brazil 15–8 15–11 15–12     45–31
25 Oct Brazil   3–1   Mexico 14–16 15–6 17–15 15–8   61–45

Water poloEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Hungary 12 6 6 0 0 39 14 +25
2.   Soviet Union 10 6 5 0 1 43 18 +25
3.   United States 7 6 3 1 2 37 36 +1
4.   Cuba 7 6 3 1 2 31 35 –4
5.   West Germany 4 6 2 0 4 33 34 –1
6.   Spain 1 6 0 1 5 20 37 –17
7.   Brazil 1 6 0 1 5 22 51 –29
  • 14 October 1968
United States   10 – 5   Brazil
  • 15 October 1968
Cuba   9 – 2   Brazil
  • 19 October 1968
West Germany   10 – 5   Brazil
  • 20 October 1968
Spain   6 – 6   Brazil
  • 21 October 1968
Hungary   8 – 2   Brazil
  • 22 October 1968
Soviet Union   8 – 2   Brazil

WeightliftingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Luiz de Almeida 75 kg 137.5 8 115.0 15 155.0 15 407.5 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 26 December 2015.

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