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Brazil at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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IOC code  BRA
Brazil at the 1936 Summer Olympics
NOC  Brazilian Olympic Committee
Website (Portuguese)
Competitors  73 (67 men, 6 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer  Sylvio de Magalhães Padilha
Medals  Gold Silver Bronze Total 0 0 0 0

Brazil competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 73 competitors, 67 men and 6 women, took part in 37 events in 9 sports.



  • Sílvio Magalhães Padilha (flagbearer, and future COB president): 5th, 400 metre hurdles
  • Basketball

  • 9th place
  • Games: 24x17 Canada, 18x23 Chile, 32x14 China, 29x33 Poland
  • Cycling

    Three cyclists, all male, represented Brazil in 1936.

    Individual road race
  • Dertônio Ferrer
  • José Magnani
  • Hermógenes Netto
  • Fencing

    Six fencers, five men and one woman, represented Brazil in 1936.

    Men's foil
  • Ricardo Vagnotti
  • Lodovico Alessandri
  • Moacyr Dunham
  • Men's team foil
  • Moacyr Dunham, Ennio de Oliveira, Ricardo Vagnotti, Lodovico Alessandri
  • Men's épée
  • Henrique de Aguilar
  • Ennio de Oliveira
  • Moacyr Dunham
  • Men's team épée
  • Moacyr Dunham, Ricardo Vagnotti, Henrique de Aguilar, Ennio de Oliveira
  • Men's sabre
  • Lodovico Alessandri
  • Moacyr Dunham
  • Ennio de Oliveira
  • Women's foil
  • Hilda von Puttkammer
  • Modern pentathlon

    Three male pentathletes represented Brazil in 1936.

  • Guilherme Catramby Filho
  • Rui Duarte
  • Anísio da Rocha
  • Sailing

  • 24th, Olympic Monotype
  • Shooting

    Four shooters represented Brazil in 1936.

    50 m pistol
  • Harvey Dias Villela
  • 50 m rifle, prone
  • José Mello
  • Antônio Guimarães
  • Manoel Braga
  • Swimming

  • João Havelange (future FIFA president): 5th, 1500m. male
  • Piedade Coutinho: 5th, 400m. freestyle female; semifinals, 100m. freestyle female
  • Maria Lenk: semifinals, 200m breaststroke female (but garnished some attention with the butterfly swimming).
  • Scylla Venancio
  • Sieglind Lenk: no finals, 100m backstroke female
  • References

    Brazil at the 1936 Summer Olympics Wikipedia

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