Mauro Vinícius da Silva

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Mauro Vinícius da Silva
Mauro Vinícius da Silva Istanbul 2012.jpg
da Silva at the 2012 World Indoor Championships.
Personal information
Full name Mauro Vinícius Hilário Lourenço da Silva
Born (1986-12-26) December 26, 1986 (age 31)
Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Country  Brazil
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump
Updated on 5 May 2014.

Mauro Vinícius Hilário Lourenço da Silva, commonly known as Duda (born 26 December 1986) is a Brazilian long jumper.[1][2] He is the 2-time World Indoor champion, winning the gold medal at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, and again at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships at Sopot, Poland, on 8 March 2014. He competed at the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final, but he did make the final 8 at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Da Silva jumps off his left leg. His best jump outdoors is 8.31m (27 feet 3-1/4 inches), accomplished at São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 June 2013. His best jump indoors is 8.28 metres (27' 2"), first set on 9 March 2012 during the qualifying rounds of the 14th World Indoor Championships, and matched two years later on 8 March 2014 to win the 15th World Indoor title at Sopot, Poland. Those 8.28m jumps also established a new national indoor record for a Brazilian.

Da Silva's victories at the 2012 and 2014 World Indoor Championships were both come-from-behind wins. At Istanbul, he set a world-leading mark (and national record) of 8.28m during qualifying. But in the Finals the next day, he was in seventh place after his first four jumps, with a best of only 7.77m. On his fifth jump he uncorked 8.23m to take the lead, despite taking off well behind the take-off board (nearly 20 cm behind). In the sixth (final) round, Da Silva hit the take-off board squarely and again reached 8.23m. In the sixth round, Henry Frayne of Australia was in 3rd place but he leaped 8.23m to match Da Silva exactly. The tie-breaking rule thus came into effect, with the final placings decided on the basis of each jumper's second-best marks. Da Silva won the gold medal because of his two jumps of 8.23m, while Frayne's second-best was 8.17m (from the 2nd round). Russia's Aleksandr Menkov won bronze with his 8.22m, set in the 2nd round. Two years later at Sopot, Da Silva barely qualified for the Finals, jumping a season-best 8.02 on his third and final jump, to squeak into the top 8 by one centimeter. The next day he defended his Indoor title at Sopot on 8 March 2014, again with a come-from-behind jump. He moved from 5th place to first on his sixth-and-final jump, overtaking both China’s Li Jinzhe (2nd with 8.23m) and Sweden’s Michel Torneus (3rd with 8.21m).

Personal bests[edit]


  • 100 m: 10.40 (wind: +0.4 m/s)Brazil São Paulo, 20 June 2007
  • 200 m: 21.02 (wind: -1.0 m/s)Brazil São Paulo, 20 August 2007
  • Long jump: 8.31 m (wind: +1.4 m/s)Brazil São Paulo, 7 June 2013


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
2006 South American Under-23 Championships /
South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 5th 100 m 10.63 (+0.9 m/s)
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 40.15
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 26th (q) Long jump 7.75 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 3rd Long jump 7.60 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 1st Long jump 8.23 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 7th Long jump 8.01 m
2013 South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 1st Long jump 8.24 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th Long jump 8.24 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 1st Long jump 8.28 m
South American Games Santiago, Chile 3rd Long jump 7.88 m
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 6th Long jump 7.56 m
2015 South American Championships Lima, Peru 3rd Long jump 7.81 m
2016 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Long jump 7.71 m


  1. ^ A Equipe - Atletas Masculino - Perfil - Mauro Vinícius da Silva (in Portuguese), Clube de Atletismo BM&F Bovespa, retrieved May 5, 2014 
  2. ^ Biografía - General - HILARIO LOURENCO DA SILVA Mauro V. - Brasil (in Spanish), retrieved May 5, 2014 

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