Guilherme Paraense

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Guilherme Paraense
Personal information
Born (1884-06-25)25 June 1884
Belém, Brazil
Died 18 April 1968(1968-04-18) (aged 83)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sport
Sport Sports shooting

Guilherme Paraense (25 June 1884 – 18 April 1968) was a Brazilian sport shooter and Olympic Champion.[1] He was the first Brazilian to win an Olympic gold medal.

Paraense was born in Belém. He won a gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, in the Rapid-Fire Pistol event.[2] He was also part of the Brazilian team which earned a bronze medal in Military Revolver.

He also finished fourth with the Brazilian team in the team 30 metre military pistol competition. He also participated in the individual 50 metre free pistol event but his place is unknown.

Paraense died in Rio de Janeiro, aged 83.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guilherme Paraense". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Profile: "Guilherme Paraense" Archived 10 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine. – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on January 19, 2008)