Lars Grael

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Olympic medal record
Men's Sailing
Bronze medal – third place Seoul 1988 Tornado
Bronze medal – third place Atlanta 1996 Tornado


Lars Schmidt Grael (born February 9, 1964 in São Paulo) is a former sailor and Brazilian politician. His brother, Torben Grael, is also a sailor. They won together the 1983 Snipe World Championship.

Lars is also ten time Brazilian and five time South American champion for the Tornado class.

Grael is the winner of two Olympic medals, one in the 1988 Summer Olympics, the other in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

In September 1998, he suffered a serious accident in Vitória, Espírito Santo, caused by the negligence of an irresponsible boat driver that left the boat propeller uncovered, which amputated one of the athlete's legs. Grael then gradually began to take a role to promote the sport in politics.

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