Brazil at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Brazil at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg
IOC code BRA
NOC Brazilian Olympic Committee
Website (in Portuguese)
in Berlin
Competitors 73 (67 men, 6 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Sylvio de Magalhães Padilha
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Brazil competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 73 competitors, 67 men and 6 women, took part in 37 events in 9 sports.[1]


  • Sílvio Magalhães Padilha (flagbearer, and future COB president): 5th, 400 metre hurdles



Three cyclists, all male, represented Brazil in 1936.

Individual road race


Six fencers, five men and one woman, represented Brazil in 1936.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Women's foil

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Brazil in 1936.



  • 24th, Olympic Monotype


Four shooters represented Brazil in 1936.

50 m pistol
50 m rifle, prone


  • João Havelange (future FIFA president): 5th, 1500m. male
  • Piedade Coutinho: 5th, 400m. freestyle female; semifinals, 100m. freestyle female
  • Maria Lenk: semifinals, 200m breaststroke female (but garnished some attention with the butterfly swimming).
  • Scylla Venancio
  • Sieglind Lenk: no finals, 100m backstroke female


  1. ^ "Brazil at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Retrieved 20 January 2015. 

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