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Portugal at the Olympics

Portugal first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912 and has since taken part in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games. Earlier that year, the Olympic Committee of Portugal (COP, Comité Olímpico de Portugal) was recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the Portuguese National Olympic Committee. In 1952, athletes representing Portugal competed for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games, and have only missed two editions since 1988.

Portugal at the
Olympics
Flag of Portugal.svg
IOC codePOR
NOCOlympic Committee of Portugal
Websitewww.comiteolimpicoportugal.pt (in Portuguese)
Medals
Gold
4
Silver
8
Bronze
12
Total
24
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

As of the 2016 Summer Olympics, thirty-seven Portuguese athletes have won a total of twenty-four medals (four golds, eight silvers and twelve bronzes) in nine summer sports. Athletics has provided the most number of medals, including all four golds. Portugal has not yet won any medal at the Winter Olympics.

Medal tablesEdit

List of medalistsEdit

A total of 36 athletes won 24 medals for Portugal. Only four athletes won more than one medal: Luís Mena e Silva (two bronzes), Carlos Lopes (one gold and one silver), Rosa Mota (one gold and one bronze) and Fernanda Ribeiro (one gold and one bronze).

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Carlos Lopes   1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's marathon
  Gold Rosa Mota   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's marathon
  Gold Fernanda Ribeiro   1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 10000 metres
  Gold Nelson Évora   2008 Beijing Athletics Men's triple jump
  Silver Duarte Bello
Fernando Bello
  1948 London Sailing Swallow
  Silver Mário Quina
José Quina
  1960 Rome Sailing Star
  Silver Carlos Lopes   1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 10000 metres
  Silver Armando Marques   1976 Montreal Shooting Mixed trap
  Silver Francis Obikwelu   2004 Athens Athletics Men's 100 metres
  Silver Sérgio Paulinho   2004 Athens Cycling Men's road race
  Silver Vanessa Fernandes   2008 Beijing Triathlon Women's competition
  Silver Fernando Pimenta
Emanuel Silva
  2012 London Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 metres
  Bronze António Borges
Hélder de Souza
José Mouzinho
  1924 Paris Equestrian Team jumping
  Bronze Frederico Paredes
Henrique da Silveira
João Sassetti
Jorge de Paiva
Mário de Noronha
Paulo d'Eça Leal
  1928 Amsterdam Fencing Men's team épée
  Bronze Domingos de Sousa
José Beltrão
Luís Mena e Silva
  1936 Berlin Equestrian Team jumping
  Bronze Fernando Paes
Francisco Valadas
Luís Mena e Silva
  1948 London Equestrian Team dressage
  Bronze Joaquim Fiúza
Francisco de Andrade
  1952 Helsinki Sailing Star
  Bronze António Leitão   1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 5000 metres
  Bronze Rosa Mota   1984 Los Angeles Athletics Women's marathon
  Bronze Hugo Rocha
Nuno Barreto
  1996 Atlanta Sailing Men's 470
  Bronze Fernanda Ribeiro   2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 10000 metres
  Bronze Nuno Delgado   2000 Sydney Judo Men's 81 kg
  Bronze Rui Silva   2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 metres
  Bronze Telma Monteiro   2016 Rio de Janeiro Judo Women's 57 kg

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Portugal". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists—Portugal". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Portugal". Sports-Reference.com.
  • "Portugueses nos Jogos" [Portuguese at the Games] (in Portuguese). Olympic Committee of Portugal. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  • "Pódios Olímpicos" [Olympic podiums] (in Portuguese). Olympic Committee of Portugal. Retrieved 17 February 2014.