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Luiz Alberto Cardoso de Araújo (born 27 June 1987) is a Brazilian decathlete.[2]

Luiz Alberto de Araújo
Luiz Alberto de Araújo Rio 2016.jpg
De Araújo at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameLuiz Alberto Cardoso de Araújo
Born (1987-06-27) 27 June 1987 (age 32)
Artur Nogueira, São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
ClubBM&F Bovespa[1]
Coached byEdemar Alves dos Santos[1]
Updated on 2015-09-3.



He broke the South American record in decathlon in 30 June 2012, with 8,276 points. In June 2013, Carlos Chinin broke his record, with the mark of 8,393 points.[3]

He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 19th in decathlon with 7,849 points.[4]

In 2015, he won bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (8,179 points) and he competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.[5]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he broke 3 personal bests (7.48 in Long Jump, 48.14 in the 400m, and 57.28 m in the Javelin) and finished 10th with 8,315 points, his personal best, and the best campaign of a Brazilian at the Olympic Games in decathlon.[6][7][8]

Personal bestsEdit

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Brazil
2004 South American Youth Championships Guayaquil, Ecuador 1st Octathlon 5966 pts
2005 South American Junior Championships Rosario, Argentina 2nd Decathlon (junior) 7267 pts
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 6th Decathlon (junior) 7472 pts
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia Decathlon DNF
South American U23 Championships /
South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 2nd Decathlon 7140 pts
2008 Pan American Combined Events Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4th Decathlon 7733 pts
South American U23 Championships Lima, Peru 2nd 110 m hurdles 14.34 (wind: -2.5 m/s)
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st Decathlon 7816 pts
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st Decathlon 7944 pts
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 16th Decathlon 7902 pts
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico Decathlon DNF
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Decathlon 7772 pts
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 19th Decathlon 7849 pts
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 1st Decathlon 7733 pts
2015 South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st Decathlon 7799 pts
Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 3rd Decathlon 8179 pts
World Championships Beijing, China Decathlon DNF
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10th Decathlon 8315 pts
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom Decathlon DNF
2018 Ibero-American Championships Trujillo, Peru Decathlon DNF
2019 South American Championships Lima, Peru Decathlon DNF


  1. ^ a b Luiz Alberto de Araújo.
  2. ^ A Equipe – Atletas Masculino – Perfil – Luiz Alberto de Araújo (in Portuguese), Clube de Atletismo BM&F Bovespa, retrieved 3 September 2015
  3. ^ Carlos Chinin wins the decathlon and settles new South American record. (8 June 2013). Retrieved on 19 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Luiz Alberto de Araújo". Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Men's decathlon final results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  6. ^ Super-homem, americano é bi do decatlo e iguala o recorde olímpico. (15 August 2016). Retrieved on 2016-08-19.
  7. ^ Luiz Alberto fica em 10º no decatlo e bate recorde pessoal. (1 July 2016). Retrieved on 2016-08-19.
  8. ^ Luiz Alberto de Araújo. (3 July 2016). Retrieved on 2016-08-19.

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