Brazil at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Brazil competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. 147 competitors, 126 men and 21 women, took part in 82 events in 17 sports. The country set a record with 8 medals - only surpassed in 1996 with 15 , but only one medal was gold.

Brazil at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg
IOC codeBRA
NOCBrazilian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cob.org.br (in Portuguese)
in Los Angeles
Competitors147 (126 men and 21 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Eduardo de Souza
Medals
Ranked 19th
Gold
1
Silver
5
Bronze
2
Total
8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The runner Joaquim Cruz won the men's 800 metres event with an Olympic record. This was the first and until nowadays the onliest gold medal won by Brazilians in a track event in Athletics - all the other gold medals were in field events.

Brazilian football and volleyball men's teams started their success in Olympic history winning for the first time an Olympic medal. Both teams were silver medalists. The Olympic football team lost the final to France by 2 - 0. Brazil men's national volleyball team was defeated by host country United States by 3 sets to 0.

The swimmer Ricardo Prado was the silver medalist in the men's 400 metre individual medley. The sailor Torben Grael won the silver medal in the Soling class together with Daniel Adler and Ronaldo Senfft. It was the first Olympic medal won by Grael, who has five Olympic medals, a record only equaled by sailor Robert Scheidt

Brazilian judokas won three Olympic medals in 1984. Douglas Vieira was a silver medalist in men's 95 kg category. Luis Onmura was a bronze medalist in men's 71 kg and Walter Carmona conquered bronze medal in men's 86 kg. [1]

MedalistsEdit

ArcheryEdit

In its second Olympic archery competition, Brazil sent only one man. Veteran Renato Emilio fell drastically in the ranking despite having improved upon his score from 1980 by 99 points.

Men
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Total score
Score Seed Score Seed Score Seed
Renato Emilio Individual 1184 42 1179 42 2363 44

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
José Luíz Barbosa 800 m 1:47.12 2 Q 1:46.87 4 Q 1:48.70 8 Did not advance
Paulo Roberto Correia 100 m 10.45 4 q 10.54 7 Did not advance
Joaquim Cruz 800 m 1:45.66 1 Q 1:44.84 1 Q 1:43.82 1 Q 1:43.00  
1500 m 3:41.01 1 Q N/A DNF Did not advance
Antônio Dias Ferreira 400 m hurdles 49.85 2 Q N/A 50.70 8 Did not advance
Agberto Guimarães 800 m 1:47.72 3 Q 1:45.18 3 Q 1:46.65 6 Did not advance
1500 m 3:49.26 2 Q N/A DSQ Did not advance
Katsuhiko Nakaya 100 m 10.55 3 Q 10.69 5 Did not advance
Wilson David Santos 400 m 47.55 5 Did not advance
Nelson dos Santos 100 m 10.70 3 Q 10.53 4 Did not advance
Eloi Schleder Marathon N/A 2'16:35 23
Arnaldo da Silva 200 m 21.24 5 Did not advance
João Batista da Silva 20.70 3 q 20.61 4 Q 20.61 2 Q 20.30 4
José João da Silva 5000 m 14:03.44 8 Did not advance
10000 m 29:10.52 10 Did not advance
Robson da Silva 200 m 21.08 3 Q 20.88 4 Q 20.80 6 Did not advance
Evaldo Rosa Silva 400 m 47.55 6 Did not advance
Gerson Souza 47.02 3 Q 46.65 7 Did not advance
Arnaldo da Silva
Robson da Silva
Katsuhiko Nakaya
Paulo Roberto Correia
Nelson dos Santos
4 x 100 m 39.27 2 q N/A 39.52 4 q 39.40 8
João Batista da Silva
Antônio Dias Ferreira
José Luiz Barbosa
Gerson Souza
Wilson David Santos
4 x 400 m 3:05.08 5 q N/A 3:03:99 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Tom Hintnaus Pole vault 5.35 8 q NM 12
Abcélvio Rodrigues Triple jump 16.12 16 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Esmeralda de Jesus Garcia 100 m 11.63 4 q 11.82 6 Did not advance
Eleonora Mendonca Marathon N/A 2:52:19 44
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Conceição Geremias Long jump 6.04 18 Did not advance
Esmeralda de Jesus Garcia 6.01 19 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Conceição Geremias Result 13.98 1.74 13.15 25.00 5.65 NM DNS 5508 DNF
Points 868 974 789 846 828 0

BasketballEdit

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

Group AEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
  Yugoslavia 5 0 457 366 +91 10
  Italy 4 1 437 363 +74 9
  Australia 3 2 383 403 −20 8
  West Germany 2 3 384 376 +8 7
  Brazil 1 4 401 423 −22 6
  Egypt 0 5 349 480 −131 5
July 29
Australia   76–72   Brazil
Scoring by half: 34–38, 42–34
July 30
Brazil   91–82   Egypt
Scoring by half: 45–43, 46–39
August 1
Italy   89–78   Brazil
Scoring by half: 43–44, 46–34
August 2
Yugoslavia   98–85   Brazil
Scoring by half: 55–50, 43–35
August 4
West Germany   78–75   Brazil
Scoring by half: 41–37, 37–38

CyclingEdit

Seven cyclists represented Brazil in 1984.

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Gilson Alvaristo
Jair Braga
Renan Ferraro
Marcos Mazzaron
Team time trial 2:15:37 18

TrackEdit

1000m time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Marcelo Greuel 1000m time trial 1:08.37 12
Men's Sprint
Athlete Event Round 1 Repechage 1 Repechage Finals Round 2 Repechage 2 Round 3 Repechage 3 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Paulo Jamur Sprint   Nakatake (JPN)
  Pile (BER)
L
  Samuel (TTO)
  Moodie (CAY)
L
  Lyn (ANT)
  Joseph (GUY)
W 11,92
  Gorski (USA)
L
  Steele (NZL)
L
Did not advance
Points race
Athlete Event Semifinal Final
Points Laps behind Rank Points Laps behind Rank
Hans Fischer Points race 5 2 14 Did not advance
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Hans Fischer Individual pursuit 5:00,47 22 Did not advance

DivingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Preliminary Final
Points Rank Total Rank
Angela Ribeiro 3 m springboard 370.68 23 Did not advance
10 m platform 329.31 13 Did not advance

EquestrianismEdit

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
Marcelo Blessman Alpes Individual 44.00 45 Did not advance
Jorge Carneiro Testarudo 21.25 32 Did not advance
Caio Saergio Caio Virtuoso 23.25 33 Did not advance
Jorge Carneiro
Marcelo Blessman
Caio Saergio Caio
Vitor Teixeira
See above Team 66.50 12 Q 67.00 10 133.50 10

FootballEdit

Brazil won the silver medal for men's football, their first ever. Even though Brazil has won more Soccer World Cups than any other country, they have never won a football gold medal at any olympics. The Brazilian team was entirely made by players of Sport Club Internacional, of Porto Alegre. Amongst them, was 1994 World Cup captain, Dunga.

First roundEdit

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Qualified for quarter-finals
2   West Germany 3 2 0 1 8 1 +7 4
3   Morocco 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 2
4   Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Brazil  3 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Gilmar Popoca   12'
Silvinho   50'
Dunga   59'
Report Abdullah   69'
Attendance: 40.799
Referee: McGinlay (GBR)

Brazil  1 – 0  West Germany
Gilmar Popoca   86' Report
Attendance: 75.239
Referee: Cha (KOR)

Morocco  0 – 2  Brazil
Report Dunga   64'
Kita   70'
Attendance: 49.355
Referee: Sánchez (ESP)

Quarter-finalsEdit

Brazil  1 – 1 (aet)  Canada
Gilmar Popoca   72' Report Mitchell   58'
Penalties
Gilmar  
Kita  
Ademir  
André Luiz  
4 – 2   Wilson
  Mitchell
  Bridge
  Gray
Attendance: 36.150
Referee: Siles (CRC)

Semi-finalsEdit

Italy  1 – 2 (aet)  Brazil
Fanna   62' Report Gilmar Popoca   53'
Ronaldo   95'
Attendance: 83.642
Referee: Socha (USA)

Gold Medal matchEdit

France  2 – 0  Brazil
Brisson   55'
Xuereb   60'
Report
Attendance: 101.799
Referee: Keizer (NED)

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Gerson Gnoatto All-around 18.25 17.40 18.45 18.95 16.95 18.05 108.05 70 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Tatiana Figueiredo All-around 18.70 18.65 17.20 18.05 72.60 57 Q 9.600 9.650 9.400 9.450 74.400 27

JudoEdit

A traditional sport in Brazil, Judo has warranted three medals, for Brazilian men. Two bronze medals, and a silver medal.

Men
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Luiz Shinohara −60 kg N/A   Philip Takahashi (CAN)
W 0001-0000
  Shinji Hosokawa (JPN)
L 0000-0001
Did not advance   João Carvahlo das Neves (POR)
W 1000-0000
  Felice Mariani (ITA)
L 0000-0001
Did not advance 7
Sérgio Sano −65 kg BYE   Fredy Torres (ESA)
W 1000-0000
  James Rohleder (GER)
W 0010-0000
  Hwang Jung-oh (KOR)
L 0000-0010
Did not advance   Josef Reiter (AUT)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance 7
Luis Onmura −71 kg N/A   Yousry Zagloul (EGY)
W 1000-0000
  Hassan Ben Gamra (TUN)
W 0100-0000
  Michael Swain (USA)
W 1000-0000
  Ezio Gamba (ITA)
L 0000-1000
BYE   Glenn Beauchamp (CAN)
W 0010-0000
 
Rogério Santos −78 kg BYE   Filip Lescak (YUG)
L 0000-0100
Did not advance 20
Walter Carmona −86 kg N/A   Atif Hussain (EGY)
W 1000-0000
  Michel Grant (SWE)
W 1000-0000
  Bernhard Spijkers (ROU)
W 0001-0000
  Robert Berland (USA)
L 0000-0010
BYE   Densign White (GBR)
W 0010-0000
 
Douglas Vieira −95 kg N/A   Alberto Rubio Sebastian (ESP)
W 0010-0000
  Abdul Daffe (SEN)
W 1000-0000
  Yuri Fazi (ITA)
W 0001-0000
  Bjarni Friðriksson (ISL)
W 0001-0000
BYE   Ha Hyung-joo (KOR)
L 0000-0001
 
Frederico Flexa +95 kg N/A   Alexander von der Groeben (GER)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance 11

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Prelim Total Rank Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Rosana Favila Individual 8.950 9.150 9.200 8.550 35.650 24 Did not advance

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ronaldo de Carvalho
Ricardo de Carvalho
Coxless pair 7:32.69 4 R 7:05.24 3 SF 7:05.92 6 FB 7:03.97 8
Walter Soares
Angelo Roso Neto
Nilton Alonaso
Coxed pairs 7:18.96 2 R 7:19.40 1 FA N/A 7:17.07 4
André Berezin
Luiz dos Santos
Dênis Marinho
Laildo Machado
Manuel Mandel
Coxed four 6:39.88 4 R 6:33.44 5 FB N/A 6:47.13 7

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
Jorge Zarif Neto Finn 8 14.0 1 0.0 6 11.7 19 25.0 11 17.0 15 21.0 9 15.0 78.7 8
Marco Paradeda
Rolf Nehn
470 17 23.0 16 22.0 16 22.0 9 15.0 2 3.0 19 25.0 8 14.0 99.0 13
Alan Adler
Marcos Tenke
Flying Dutchman 5 10.0 PMS 24.0 13 19.0 6 11.7 2 3.0 2 3.0 9 15.0 61.7 6
Lars Grael
Glein Haynes
Tornado 5 10.0 8 14.0 14 20.0 11 17.0 3 5.7 5 10.0 12 18.0 74.7 7
Eduardo Ramos
Roberto Souza
Star 9 15.0 8 14.0 7 13.0 9 15.0 5 10.0 9 15.0 12 18.0 82.0 12
Torben Grael
Daniel Adler
Ronaldo Senfft
Soling 3 5.7 7 13.0 2 3.0 10 16.0 10 16.0 1 0.0 3 5.7 43.4  

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Waldemar Capucci 50 m rifle prone 581 52
Sylvio Carvalho 50 m pistol 546 25
Durval Guimarães 50 m rifle prone 583 45
Delival Nobre 25 m rapid fire pistol 591 4
Paulo Pimenta 10 m air rifle 557 45
Women
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Débora Srour 25 m pistol 578 7
Open
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Marcos José Olsen Trap 188 10
Avelino Palma 164 60

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Luiz Carvalho 100 metre breaststroke 1:05.96 24 Did not advance
200 metre breaststroke DSQ Did not advance
Cyro Delgado 100 metre freestyle 51.74 18 Did not advance
200 metre freestyle 1:53.22 21 Did not advance
Jorge Fernandes 200 metre freestyle 1:53.03 20 Did not advance
Marcelo Jucá 400 metre freestyle 3:57.43 15 q 3:58.23 15 Did not advance
1500 metre freestyle 15:43.80 17 Did not advance
200 metre butterfly DNS Did not advance
Djan Madruga 200 metre backstroke 2:05.23 13 q Did not advance 2:05.33 12
Ronald Menezes 100 metre freestyle 52.49 28 Did not advance
Ricardo Prado 200 metre backstroke 2:04.46 8 Q Did not advance 2:03.05 4
200 metre butterfly 2:00.59 10 q DNS Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:07.16 17 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:23.31 4 Q Did not advance 4:18.45 SA  
Jorge Fernandes
Ronald Menezes
Cyro Delgado
Djan Madruga
4 × 100 metre freestyle relay 3:27.33 10 Did not advance
Jorge Fernandes
Marcelo Jucá
Cyro Delgado
Djan Madruga
4 × 200 metre freestyle relay 7:30.41 9 Did not advance
Ricardo Prado
Luiz Carvalho
Marcelo Jucá
Cyro Delgado
4 × 100 metre medley relay 3:53.49 12 Did not advance

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Preliminary Final
Technical Free Total Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Paula Carvalho Solo 79.900 85.80 165.700 13 Did not advance
Paula Carvalho
Tessa Carvalho
Duet 82.092 84.20 166.292 11 Did not advance

VolleyballEdit

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

Pool AEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   Brazil 7 3 1 10 4 2.500 191 144 1.326
2   United States 7 3 1 9 4 2.250 168 117 1.436
3   South Korea 7 3 1 9 6 1.500 203 162 1.253
4   Argentina 5 1 3 7 9 0.778 184 207 0.889
5   Tunisia 4 0 4 0 12 0.000 64 180 0.356
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
31 Jul Brazil   3–1   Argentina 15–8 15–8 16–18 15–13   61–47
02 Aug Brazil   3–0   Tunisia 15–5 15–9 15–2     45–16
04 Aug South Korea   3–1   Brazil 15–4 15–13 13–15 15–8   58–40
06 Aug Brazil   3–0   United States 15–10 15–11 15–2     45–23

SemifinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
08 Aug Brazil   3–1   Italy 12–15 15–2 15–3 15–5   57–25

Gold medal matchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total
11 Aug Brazil   0–3   United States 6–15 6–15 7–15     19–45

Women's Team CompetitionEdit

Group AEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1   United States (A) 6 3 0 9 3 3.000 167 139 1.201
2   China (A) 5 2 1 7 3 2.333 144 101 1.426
3   West Germany (a) 4 1 2 3 6 0.500 93 126 0.738
4   Brazil (a) 3 0 3 2 9 0.222 120 158 0.759
Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
30 Jul China   3–0   Brazil 15–13 15–10 15–11     45–34 Report
1 Aug United States   3–2   Brazil 12–15 10–15 15–5 15–5 15–12 67–52 Report
3 Aug Brazil   0–3   West Germany 9–15 14–16 11–15     34–46 Report

5th–8th place semifinalsEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
5 Aug South Korea   3–1   Brazil 13–15 15–13 15–9 15–10   58–47 Report

7th place natchEdit

Date Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
7 Aug Canada   0–3   Brazil 9–15 3–15 8–15     20–45 Report

Water poloEdit

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

Group BEdit

Qualified for second group stage
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 32 17 +15 6
  Spain 3 2 0 1 39 31 +8 4
  Greece 3 0 1 2 23 33 –10 1
  Brazil 3 0 1 2 25 38 −13 1
  • August 1
Spain   19 – 12   Brazil
  • August 2
United States   10 – 4   Brazil
  • August 3
Greece   9 – 9   Brazil

Group EEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
7.   Italy 9 5 4 1 0 63 34 +29
8.   Greece 8 5 3 2 0 52 41 +11
9.   China 6 5 3 0 2 44 39 +5
10.   Canada 3 5 1 1 3 40 48 –8
11.   Japan 2 5 1 0 4 30 55 –25
12.   Brazil 2 5 0 2 3 40 52 –12
  • August 6
Italy   13 – 4   Brazil
  • August 7
Canada   10 – 10   Brazil
  • August 9
China   11 – 9   Brazil
  • August 10
Japan   9 – 8   Brazil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil at the 1984 Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2015.