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Erlon de Souza Silva (born 23 June 1991) is a Brazilian sprint canoeist who competes in the 1000 m doubles event (C-2). He placed tenth at the 2012 Olympics and won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games. He won two more silver medals at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games and became a world champion in 2015.[4]

Erlon Silva
Erlon Silva Rio2016.jpg
Silva at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityBrazilian
Born (1991-06-23) June 23, 1991 (age 28)
Ubatã, Brazil[1]
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
CountryBrazil
SportCanoe sprint
ClubFlamengo, Rio de Janeiro[3]
Paulistano, São Paulo[4]
Coached byPedro Sena[5]
Jesus Morlan[4]

Silva took up canoeing aged 14 in his native Ubatã, but later moved to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. He is married to Rosangela.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlon Silva. cob.org.br
  2. ^ Erlon de Souza Silva. rio2016.com
  3. ^ Erlon Silva Archived 6 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ a b c d Erlon de Souza Silva. nbcolympics.com
  5. ^ Erlon Silva. london2012.com