Brazil at the 1932 Summer Olympics

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Brazil at the Olympic Games

Flag of Brazil
IOC code  BRA
NOC Brazilian Olympic Committee
Website www.cob.org.br (Portuguese)
At the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles
Competitors 67 (66 men, 1 woman) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Antonio Pereira Lira
Medals Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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Brazil competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. Brazil returned to the Olympic Games after missing the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Background[edit]

As the Great Depression had stuck the country, the delegation of 82 athletes travelled in a ship, the Itaquicê, selling coffee along the way to fund the trip. Since the San Pedro authorities charged one dollar for each person who disembarked in the Port of Los Angeles, the organizers only let out of the ship the athletes they felt had a chance to win medals plus swimmer Maria Lenk - the first South American woman to compete in the Olympics - to spend less. Afterwards, the Itaquicê went to San Francisco to sell more coffee, and there the water polo, rowing and athletics competitors got financed and authorized to leave, but 15 athletes still remained on the ship and did not compete.

Athletics[edit]

13 men competed. The most notable case was Adalberto Cardoso, who hitched a ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles and only arrived at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ten minutes prior to the 10,000 m race he would run. Cardoso competed barefoot and finished last, but was cheered by the audience and earned a special medal.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Adalberto Cardoso 10,000m N/A Unknown 13th
Antônio Giusfredi 110 m hurdles N/A 15.3 5 Did not advance
Armando Bréa 1500 m N/A DNF AC Did not advance
Carlos dos Reis Filho 400 m hurdles N/A 55.8 4 Did not advance
Carlos Joel Nelli Pole vault N/A NH AC
Carlos Woebcken Decathlon N/A DNF AC
Carmine Giorgi Hammer throw N/A 36.45 13th
Clóvis Raposo Long jump N/A 6.43 6th
Domingos Puglisi 400 m 50.8 3 50.1 5 Did not advance
800 m N/A 1:59.4 6 Did not advance
Heitor Medina Javelin throw N/A 58 11th
João Clemente da Silva Marathon N/A 3h02:06 19th
José de Almeida 100 m 11.0 2 10.8 4 Did not advance
Lúcio Castro Pole vault N/A 3.90 6th
Mario Marques 100 m 11.5 5 Did not advance
Matheus Marcondes Marathon N/A DNF AC
Nestor Gomes 800 m N/A 2:00.5 5 Did not advance
1500 m N/A DNF AC Did not advance
Ricardo Guimarães 100 m 11.4 4 Did not advance
Sylvio Padilha 110 m hurdles N/A 15.4 4 Did not advance
400 m hurdles N/A 55.1 4 Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

18 men competed in four different boats.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Cox Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Estevan Strata
José Ramalho
Francisco de Bricio Coxed pairs N/A 8:53.2 4th
Osório Pereira
Olivério Popovitch
Durval Lima
João Francisco de Castro
Americo Fernandes Coxed fours 7:29.4 4th Did not advance
Henrique Tomassini
Adamor Gonçalves
N/A Double sculls 7:38.8 3 7:57.8 3 Did not advance
Vasco de Carvalho
Joaquim Faria
Osório Pereira
Cláudionor Provenzano
Antônio Rebello Júnior
Fernando de Abreu
José de Campos
José Mò
Amaro da Cunha Eights N/A 6:52.4 4th Withdrew

Shooting[edit]

Six Brazilian shooters competed.

Shooter Event Final
Result Rank
Eugenio do Amaral 25 metre rapid fire pistol 17 13th
Braz Magaldi 15 17th
António Ferraz
Manoel Braga 50 m rifle, prone 284 19th
Antônio Guimarães 282 20th
José Castro 277 24th

Swimming[edit]

8 men and one woman competed.

Men
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Manuel Silva
Isaac Morais
Manoel Villar
Benvenuto Nuñes
4 × 200 metres Freestyle N/A 10:36.5 7th
João Pereira 100 metres Freestyle João Pereira 6th Did not advance
Manoel Villar 1:08.4 6th Did not advance
Jorge de Paula 100 metres Backstroke 1:29.2 3rd Did not advance
Benvenuto Nuñes 1:21.0 5th Did not advance
Harry Forsell 200 metres Breaststroke 3:14.6 6th Did not advance
Women
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Maria Lenk Women's 100 metres Freestyle 1:25.8 5th Did not advance
Women's 100 metres Backstroke N/A N/A 4th Did not advance
Women's 200 metres Breaststroke N/A 3:26.6 4th Did not advance

Water Polo[edit]

Brazil made its debut at water polo, but the team was disqualified after the players assaulted officials at the end of the match with Germany.

  • Brazil vs. Germany: 3:7
  • Brazil vs. United States: 1:6

Team: Mario De Lorenzo, Pedro Theberge, Salvador Amendola, Jefferson Maurity Souza, Luis Henrique Da Silva, Carlos Castello Branco, Antonio Ferreira Jacobina, Adhemar Serpa

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