Brazil at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Brazil at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Brazil (1889–1960).svg
IOC codeBRA
NOCBrazilian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.cob.org.br ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese)
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors44 (43 men and 1 woman) in 11 sports
Flag bearerAdhemar Ferreira da Silva
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Brazil competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 44 competitors, 43 men and one woman took part in 28 events in 11 sports. The only Brazilian medal was the gold won by Adhemar Ferreira da Silva in men's triple jump. This was his second gold medal in the event. He was the first Brazilian to be a two-time Olympic champion.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jorge de Barros 100 m 11.15 4 Did not advance
200 m 22.30 2 Q 23.88 5 Did not advance
José da Conceição 21.61 1 Q 21.46 3 Q 21.53 3 Q 21.56 6
Ulisses dos Santos 400 m hurdles 53.8 4 Did not advance
João Pires Sobrinho 100 m 11.14 3 Did not advance
200 m 21.67 3 Did not advance
Ary de Sá
Jorge Machado
João Pires Sobrinho
José da Conceição
4 x 100 m relay 41.6 3 Q N/A 43.8 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
José da Conceição High jump 1.86 21 Did not advance
Ary de Sá Long jump 7.00 20 Did not advance
Adhemar da Silva Triple jump 15.15 11 Q 16.35 OR 1st, gold medalist(s)

Basketball[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group D[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 Brazil 4 2 2 0 167 125
 Chile 3 2 1 1 137 134
 Australia 2 2 0 2 122 167
Chile  59–78  Brazil
Scoring by half: 34–39, 25–39
Brazil  89–66  Australia
Scoring by half: 50–35, 39–31

Quarterfinal[edit]

Group B[edit]

TEAM PTS P W L PF PA
 United States 6 3 3 0 283 150
 Soviet Union 5 3 2 1 208 209
 Bulgaria 4 3 1 2 182 224
 Brazil 3 3 0 3 192 282
Brazil  68–87  Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 28–37, 40–50
United States United States 113–51  Brazil
Scoring by half: 50–22, 63–29
Bulgaria Bulgaria 82–73  Brazil
Scoring by half: 38–36, 44–37

Classification 5–8[edit]

Chile Chile 64–89  Brazil
Bulgaria Bulgaria 64–52  Brazil

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Eder Jofre Bantamweight BYE  Thein Myint (MYA)
L PTS
 Claudio Barrientos (CHI)
L PTS
Did not advance 5
Celestino Pinto Light-Welterweight  Leopold Potesil (AUT)
L PTS
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Track[edit]

1000m time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Anísio Argenton Time trial 1:12.7 9
Men's Sprint
Athlete Event Heats Repechage 1 Repechage Finals 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)
Rank
Anísio Argenton Sprint  Romanov (URS)
 Shardelow (RSA)
L
 Mitchell (TTO)
 Markus (CAN)
W 13.0
 Shardelow (RSA)
L inches behind
Did not advance 9

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Fernando Ribeiro 3 m springboard 62.07 23 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Mary Proença 10 m platform 36.71 16 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Round 1 Round 2 Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Total Jump-off Rank
Renyldo Ferreira Bibelot Individual 29.25 34 56.25 44 85.50 N/A 42
Eloy de Menezes Biguaj 56.25 47 28.75 31 85.00 N/A 41
Nelson Pessoa Relincho 32.00 35T 26.00 28 58.00 N/A 33
Renyldo Ferreira
Eloy de Menezes
Nelson Pessoa
See above Team 117.50 11 111.00 10 58.00 N/A 10

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Brazil in 1956.

Men
Athlete Event Riding
(show jumping)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Shooting
(25 m rapid-fire pistol)
Swimming
(300 m freestyle)
Running
(4000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Points Points Points Points
Salvio Lemos Men's 455 556 760 785 730 3,286 27
Wenceslau Malta 0 741 760 755 877 3,133 31
Nilo da Silva 17.5 DNS DNF AC
Salvio Lemos
Wenceslau Malta
Nilo da Silva
Team 472.5 AC DNF AC

Rowing[edit]

Brazil had five male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1956.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ruy Kopper
Andrae Richer
Nelson Guarda
Josao de Carvalho Filho
Sylvio de Souza
Coxed four 7:13.9 3 R 7:25.7 2 Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

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
Joaquim Roderbourg Finn 16 198 11 361 DNF 0 14 256 9 448 DNF 0 14 256 1519 17
Alfredo Jorge Ebling Bercht
Rolf Ebling Bercht
12m² Sharpie DNF 0 11 174 7 370 DNF 0 0 11 174 7 370 9 261 1349 10

Shooting[edit]

Four shooters represented Brazil in 1956.

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Severino Moreira 50 m rifle, three positions 1102 37
50 m rifle, prone 597 8
Pedro Simão 25 m rapid fire pistol 561 16
Milton Sobocinski 50 m rifle, three positions 1115 33
50 m rifle, prone 594 20
Adhaury Rocha 25 m rapid fire pistol 556 18

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
João Gonçalves Filho 100 metre backstroke 1:07.9 5 Did not advance
Haroldo Lara 100 metre freestyle 59.9 4 Did not advance
Octavio Mobiglia 200 metre breaststroke DSQ Did not advance
Sylvio dos Santos 400 metre freestyle 4:48.8 5 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Amaerico Ferreira 67.5 kg 102.5 15 97.5 17 135.0 10 335.0 14
Bruno Barabani 90 kg 110.0 15 112.5 10 145.0 11 367.5 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazil at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Brazil Rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 February 2018.

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