|Born||April 4, 1944
Lins, São Paulo
|Died||November 23, 2012
São Carlos, São Paulo
Nelson Prudêncio (April 4, 1944 – November 23, 2012) was a Brazilian athlete who competed in the triple jump. He won one Olympic silver medal (at the 1968 Summer Olympics) and one bronze (at the 1972 Summer Olympics) during his career.
Prudêncio's mark of 17.27 metres (56 feet 8 inches) at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 was briefly the world record before Viktor Saneyev extended it to 17.39 metres (57 feet 1 inch) a few minutes later.
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|Men's Triple Jump World Record Holder
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