Robson da Silva

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Róbson da Silva
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Personal information
Full name Róbson Caetano da Silva
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1964-09-04) September 4, 1964 (age 49)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Updated on 8 May 2013.

Robson Caetano da Silva (born September 4, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro) is the most successful Brazilian sprinter to date. He participated in four consecutive Olympic Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996) and won the bronze medal over 200 metres in the 1988 Seoul Olympics as well as in the 4×100 m relay in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Possibly Da Silva's greatest achievement was a series of three victories at World Cup competitions (1985, 1989, and 1992) over 200 m. In his career, da Silva set two South American records over 100 metres and five over 200 m. In 1989, he was ranked No. 1 in the world with a time of 19.96 s over 200 m.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
1979 South American Youth Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 2nd 100 m 11.0 s A
3rd 200 m 22.6 s A
1st 4x100 m rlay 43.1 s A

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Joe DeLoach
Men's 200m Best Year Performance
1989
Succeeded by
United States Michael Johnson
Preceded by
Unknown
Brazil's National Champion 100 metres
1991 — 1993
Succeeded by
Brazil Sidney Telles de Souza
Preceded by
Brazil Sidney Telles de Souza
Brazil's National Champion 100 metres
1995
Succeeded by
Brazil Arnaldo da Silva