Asnoldo Devonish

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Asnoldo Devonish
Personal information
Full name Asnoldo Vicente Devonish Romero
Born June 15, 1932 (1932-06-15)
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Died January 1, 1997 (1997-02) (aged 64)
Caracas, Venezuela
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)

Asnoldo Vicente Devonish Romero[1][2] (June 15, 1932 – January 1, 1997) was a track and field athlete from Venezuela, who won the first Olympic medal for his native country.

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, he finished third in the Men's Triple Jump Final, with a distance of 15 metres and 52 centimetres, behind Adhemar da Silva (Brazil) and Leonid Shcherbakov (Soviet Union).[3]

In 1990, he was awarded the Olympic Order.[4]


  1. ^ "El único, Devonish: El 23 de julio de 1952, el atleta Asnoldo Devonish se convierte en el primer medallista olímpico del país" [The only one, Devonish: On July 23, 1952, the athlete Asnoldo Devonish becomes the first Olympic medalist of the country] (in Spanish). Tal Cual. 23 July 2012.  (English translation via Google)
  2. ^ "Asnoldo Devonish: El atleta zuliano que se hizo leyenda en Helsinki" [Asnoldo Devonish: The Zulian athlete who became legend in Helsinki] (in Spanish). Agencia Venezolana de Noticias. 20 April 2012.  (English translation via Google)
  3. ^ "Asnoldo Devonish". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 
  4. ^ Olympic Review (PDF). International Olympic Committee. November 1990. pp. 507–508. Asnoldo Vicente DEVONISH ROMERO (VEN), is the only Venezuelan to have won an Olympic medal in track and field.