Mário Silva (athlete)

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Mário Manuel da Silva (born 23 July 1961 in Madina do Boe, Guinea-Bissau) is a retired Portuguese runner who specialized in the 1500 metres. He won a bronze medal at the 1991 World Indoor Championships behind Noureddine Morceli and Fermín Cacho. That indoor season Silva ran in 3:36.46 minutes, which placed him third in the world ranking, again behind Morceli and Cacho.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Portugal
1983 Ibero-American Championships Barcelona, Spain 5th[1] 800m 1:50.11
2nd[1] 1500m 3:54.06
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 10th (h) 800 m 1:52.91
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 3000 m 7:58.95
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 9th 1500 m 3:38.77
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 8th 3000 m 7:55.89
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 16th (h) 1500 m 3:47.92
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th 3000 m 7:56.34
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 3rd 1500 m 3:38.73
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 1500 m 3:43.85
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 6th 1500 m 3:35.76
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 7th 1500 m 3:46.61
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1500 m DNF
2nd (h) 3000 m 7:57.45[2]


  1. ^ a b Guest out of competition
  2. ^ Did not finish in the final
Preceded by
Portugal Bernardo Marques
Olympic Medal Nobre Guedes
Succeeded by
Portugal Vítor Hugo
Portugal Miguel Barroso