Marcos Soares

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Marcos Soares
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Born February 16, 1961 (1961-02-16) (age 56)

Marcos Soares (born February 16, 1961) is a Brazilian sailor and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal in the 470 Class with Eduardo Penido at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[1]

1980 Olympics[edit]

The gold medal in the 470 class was quite a surprise.[2] With an additional Brazilian victory in the Tornado class by Alexandre Welter and Lars Björkström, a fourth place in the Finn class, a sixth in the Soling class, and eight in the Flying Dutchman, Brazil was best sailing nation at the 1980 Olympics.


  1. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics – Moscow, Soviet Union – (Retrieved on February 4, 2008)
  2. ^ "Oscar Valporto: Yachting" (Retrieved on February 5, 2008)