Pedro da Silva (athlete)

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Pedro Ferreira da Silva Filho (born October 24, 1966) is a former decathlete from Brazil. He won the gold medal in the men's decathlon event at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba, and competed for his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

His personal best of 8266 points, set in Walnut, California in 1987, lasted twenty-five years as the Brazilian record. Luiz Alberto de Araújo bettered this mark at the 2012 Brazilian championships.[1] He won three straight decathlon title at the South American Junior Championships in Athletics from 1983 to 1985. He was also the silver medallist at the 1984 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy Decathlon DNF
1990 Ibero-American Championships Manaus, Brazil 4th Decathlon 6440 pts
1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 1st Decathlon 7762 pts
World Championships Tokyo, Japan Decathlon DNF
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain Pole vault NM
14th Long jump 6.79 m w (+2.2m/s)
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain Decathlon DNF
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 5th Decathlon 6692 pts
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st Decathlon 7374 pts


  1. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2012-07-02). De Araújo tallies 8267pt national record at Brazilian championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-09.
  2. ^ Pan American Championships 1984. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2012-07-09.