Nelson Prudêncio

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Nelson Prudêncio
Nelson Prudêncio 1968.jpg
Nelson Prudêncio in 1968
Personal information
Born (1944-04-04) April 4, 1944 (age 71)
Lins, São Paulo
Died November 23, 2012(2012-11-23) (aged 68)
São Carlos, São Paulo
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 17.27 m (1968)

Nelson Prudêncio (April 4, 1944 – November 23, 2012) was a Brazilian athlete who competed in the triple jump. He won silver medals at the 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games and 1968 Summer Olympics, and a bronze at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Prudêncio was ranked world's #2 in 1968, #3 in 1972, #5 in 1975, and #8 in 1971.[1]

Prudêncio's jump of 17.27 metres (56 feet 8 inches) at the 1968 Olympics was the world record before Viktor Saneyev extended it to 17.39 metres (57 feet 1 inch) a few minutes later.[2]

Prudêncio was Professor of Physical Education at the Federal University of São Carlos and vice-president of Confederação Brasileira de Atletismo (Brazilian Athletics Confederation).[1][3] He died of lung cancer on November 23, 2012, in São Carlos. He was 68 years old.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nelson Prudêncio. sports-reference
  2. ^ "Brazilian Olympic medalist Nelson Prudencio dies". November 23, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Comentar!. "Cidade: Morreu em São Carlos o medalhista olímpico Nelson Prudêncio – São Carlos Agora | Líder Absoluto". Saocarlosagora.com.br. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Votar (October 20, 2007). "Morre o medalhista olímpico Nelson Prudêncio – Jornal O Globo". Oglobo.globo.com. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
Records
Preceded by
Soviet Union Viktor Sanyeyev
Men's Triple Jump World Record Holder
1968-10-17
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Viktor Sanyeyev