Carlos Chinin

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Carlos Chinin
2013 World Championships in Athletics (August, 10) by Dmitry Rozhkov 47.jpg
Personal information
Full nameCarlos Eduardo Bezerra Chinin
Born (1985-05-03) 3 May 1985 (age 33)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)
CountryBrazil Brazil
SportTrack and field athletics
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Decathlon: 8393 pts SA (Brazilian Championships 2013)

Carlos Eduardo Bezerra Chinin (born 3 May 1985 in São Paulo) is a decathlete from Brazil.[1][2]

At the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, the first Chinin's Pan, he won the bronze medal in the decathlon. He finished the first day in the second place, dropped to fourth after nine races, but made a startling rise in the last race, the 1500 m, finishing with 7977 points and medal.[3]

At the 2007 Universiade in Bangkok, Chinin won a bronze medal, making 7920 points.

At the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 in China, Chinin suffered a spasm in the buttocks during the second step of the decathlon (long jump), and had difficulties in the other competitions. He had bad performances in the shot put, high jump and 400 meter. Then, on the second day, not disputed the 110 meter hurdles, and was eliminated [4]

In June 2013, Chinin broke the South American record in the decathlon, with the mark of 8393 points. Thus, he qualified for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, obtaining the third best mark this year's World Ranking. The South American record earlier belonged to Luiz Alberto de Araujo, who had reached 8,276 points in 2012.[5]

At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, he made great competition until the ninth and penultimate round, where he was in fifth place, near the bronze medal. Chinin finished in sixth place with 8388 points, 5 of his South American record. Chinin hit 4 personal bests (10s78 in the 100m, 14s05 in the 110m hurdles, 5.10m in the pole vault and 59.98 m in the Javelin) and made the best campaign of a Brazilian in the World Championships on decathlon.[6][7]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
2004 South American U23 Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela Decathlon DNF
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 4th Decathlon 7307 pts
2006 South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 1st Decathlon 7208 pts
South American U23 Championships /
South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st Decathlon 7253 pts
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Decathlon 7977 pts
World Championships Osaka, Japan Decathlon DNF
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 3rd Decathlon 7920 pts
2008 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 13th Decathlon 7778 pts
Olympic Games Beijing, China Decathlon DNF
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st Decathlon 7474 pts
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 6th Decathlon 8388 pts


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Carlos Chinin". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.