|Brazil at the|
1952 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Brazilian Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||97 (92 men and 5 women) in 14 sports|
|Flag bearer||Mario Jorge da Fonseca Hermes|
| Medals |
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Brazil competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 97 competitors, 92 men and 5 women, took part in 51 events in 14 sports.Brazil won three medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics. Brazil won its first gold medal since its debut at the 1920 Summer Olympics. Adhemar Ferreira da Silva won the men's triple jump. Together with the bronze medal won by José Telles da Conceição in men's high jump; those were the first medals won by Brazilians at Athletics in the Olympic Games. Tetsuo Okamoto became the first Brazilian swimmer to win an Olympic medal, the bronze at the men's 1500 metre freestyle.
|Wilson Carneiro||400 m hurdles||56.0||2 Q||59.4||6||Did not advance|
|Argemiro Roque||400 m||49.05||3||Did not advance|
|800 m||1:54.1||5||Did not advance|
|José da Conceição||High jump||1.87||10 Q||1.98|
|Triple jump||14.46||17||Did not advance|
|Geraldo de Oliveira||Long jump||6.71||23||Did not advance|
|Triple jump||14.64||10 Q||14.95||7|
|Ary de Sá||Long jump||7.24||6 Q||7.23||4|
|Adhemar da Silva||Triple jump||15.32||1 Q||16.22 WR|
|Hélcio da Silva||Pole vault||3.60||25||Did not advance|
|Deyse de Castro||200 m||25.0||3||Did not advance|
|Helena de Menezes||100 m||12.5||4||Did not advance|
|Wanda dos Santos||80 m hurdles||11.3||2 Q||N/A||11.4||5||Did not advance|
|Deyse de Castro||High jump||N/A||1.50||12|
|Helena de Menezes||Long jump||5.33||24||Did not advance|
|Wanda dos Santos||5.35||21||Did not advance|
The top two teams in each quarterfinals advanced to the semifinals. The other two teams in each quarterfinals played in the fifth through eighth place classification.
|Athlete||Event||1 Round||2 Round||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Final|
|Pedro Galasso||Featherweight|| Toshihito Ishimaru (JPN)|
| Lech Drogosz (POL)|
|Did not advance|
|Celestino Pinto||Light-Welterweight|| Salomon Carrizales (VEN)|
|Did not advance|
|Alexandre Dib||Welterweight|| Victor Jörgensen (DEN)|
|Did not advance|
|Paulo de Jesus Cavalheiro||Light-Middleweight||BYE|| Sören Danielsson (SWE)|
| Boris Tishin (URS)|
|Did not advance||5|
|Nelson de Paula Andrade||Middleweight|| Mátyás Plachy (HUN)|
| Vasile Tiță (ROU)|
|Did not advance|
|Lucio Grotone||Light-Heavyweight||BYE|| Bjarne Lingås (NOR)|
| Antonio Pacenza (ARG)|
|Did not advance||5|
|Richard Arie||10 m platform||59.40||28||Did not advance|
|Milton Busin||3 m springboard||67.97||8 Q||87.94||6||155.91||6|
|Athlete||Horse||Event||Round 1||Round 2||Final|
|Eloy de Menezes||Biguaj||4.00||2||4.00||4||8.00||8.00||4|
|Alvaro de Toledo||Eldorado||16.00||33||12.00||21||28.00||N/A||31|
| Renyldo Ferreira |
Eloy de Menezes
Alvaro de Toledo
Five fencers, all men, represented Brazil in 1952.
| Humberto 25'|
Larry 33' (pen.), 36'
|Report||Van Roessel 15'|
| Larry 42'|
Three male pentathletes represented Brazil in 1952.
(épée one touch)
(25 m rapid-fire pistol)
(300 m freestyle)
|Total points||Final rank|
|Eduardo de Medeiros||22||23||5||2||26||80||10|
| Aloysio Borges |
Eduardo de Medeiros
Brazil had three male rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1952.
| Francisco Furtado |
|Coxed pair||8:19.0||4 R||8:05.5||3||Did not advance|
|Alfredo Jorge Ebling Bercht||Finn||19||269||9||594||2||1247||13||434||17||318||5||849||3711||9|
| Wolfgang Edgard Richter |
Francisco Antonio Felici Italo Osoldi
| Tacariju de Paula |
Cid de Oliveira Nascimento
Eight shooters represented Brazil in 1952.
|Manoel Braga||300 m rifle, three positions||962||27|
|Guilherme Cavalcanti||25 m rapid fire pistol||547||28|
|Antônio Guimarães||300 m rifle, three positions||932||31|
|Severino Moreira||50 m rifle, three positions||1122||27|
|50 m rifle, prone||398||8|
|Jorge de Oliveira||50 m pistol||522||19|
|Álvaro dos Santos Filho||513||33|
|Pedro Simão||25 m rapid fire pistol||543||38|
|Harvey Dias Villela||50 m rifle, three positions||1113||32|
|50 m rifle, prone||385||48|
|Aram Boghossian||100 metre freestyle||1:02.0||5||Did not advance|
|Ricardo Esperard||400 metre freestyle||5:09.5||6||Did not advance|
|João Gonçalves Filho||100 metre backstroke||1:09.7||3 Q||1:09.7||6||Did not advance|
|Adhemar Grijó Filho||200 metre breaststroke||2:47.6||4||Did not advance|
|Ilo da Fonseca||100 metre backstroke||1:09.9||3||Did not advance|
|Haroldo Lara||100 metre freestyle||1:01.2||5||Did not advance|
|Octavio Mobiglia||200 metre breaststroke||2:46.1||5||Did not advance|
|Tetsuo Okamoto||400 metre freestyle||4:46.1||1 Q||4:46.2||4||Did not advance|
|1500 metre freestyle||19:05.6||1 Q||N/A||18:51.3|
|Fernando Pavan||100 metre backstroke||1:09.1||3 Q||1:10.2||6||Did not advance|
|Sylvio dos Santos||1500 metre freestyle||19:26.8||4||Did not advance|
| Haroldo Lara |
Sylvio dos Santos
João Gonçalves Filho
|4 x 200 metre freestyle||9:09.0||4||Did not advance|
|Piedade Coutinho-Tavares||400 metre freestyle||5:26.9||3 Q||5:28.5||7||Did not advance|
|Edith de Oliveira||100 metre backstroke||1:20.0||4||Did not advance|
|Athlete||Event||Military Press||Snatch||Clean & Jerk||Total||Rank|
|Silvino Robin||82.5 kg||107.5||13||100.0||19||137.5||16||345.0||16|
|Bruno Barabani||90 kg||97.5||19||112.5||8||145.0||9||355.0||14|
|Valdemar de Silveira||+90 kg||112.5||12||110.0||9||140.0||11||362.5||12|
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