Joaquim Fiúza

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Joaquim Fiúza
Personal information
Full name Joaquim Mascarenhas de Fiúza
Nationality Portuguese
Born (1908-02-08)February 8, 1908
Lisbon, Portugal
Died March 4, 2010(2010-03-04) (aged 102)
Lisbon, Portugal
Sport
Sport Sailing

Joaquim Mascarenhas de Fiúza (February 8, 1908 – March 4, 2010)[1] was a Portuguese sailor who competed in three Olympic games in 1936, 1948 and 1952. He was born in São Domingos de Benfica. At the Berlin Games he was placed 10th in the men's Star class sailing competition, alongside António Guedes de Herédia. In London he improved his performance to 6th in the same event, alongside Júlio de Sousa Leite Gourinho. In Helsinki, he won the bronze medal in the event alongside Francisco de Andrade. In 2008 he turned 100 and was recognized as Portugal's oldest living former Olympian.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joaquim Fiúza's obituary (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Joaquim Fiúza's profile at databaseOlympics
  3. ^ "Joaquim Fiúza festeja 100 anos". MSN Desporto. 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2008-03-20. [dead link] (Portuguese)