Robson da Silva

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Róbson da Silva
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Personal information
Full name Róbson Caetano da Silva
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1964-09-04) September 4, 1964 (age 51)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport Track and field
Updated on 8 May 2013.

Robson Caetano da Silva (born September 4, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro) is the most successful Brazilian sprinter to date. He participated in four consecutive Olympic Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996) and won the bronze medal over 200 metres in the 1988 Seoul Olympics as well as in the 4×100 m relay in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Possibly Da Silva's greatest achievement was a series of three victories at World Cup competitions (1985, 1989, and 1992) over 200 m. In his career, da Silva set two South American records over 100 metres and five over 200 m. In 1989, he was ranked No. 1 in the world with a time of 19.96 s over 200 m. His personal best of 10.00 makes him the fastest South American in history.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
1979 South American Youth Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 2nd 100 m 11.0 s A
3rd 200 m 22.6 s A
1st 4x100 m rlay 43.1 s A
1986 Ibero-American Championships La Habana, Cuba 1st 100m 10.02 (wind: +1.8 m/s)
1st 200m 20.43 (wind: +1.2 m/s)
1st 4x100m relay 39.30
1988 Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 1st 100m 10.08 (wind: +1.2 m/s) A
1st 200m 20.05 (wind: -0.3 m/s) A
2nd (h)[1] 4x100m relay 39.20 A
1990 Ibero-American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st 100m 10.12 (wind: +1.2 m/s)
1st 200m 20.43 (wind: +0.3 m/s)
1st 4x100m relay 40.37
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st 200m 20.58 (wind: -2.6 m/s)
3rd 4x100m relay 39.63


  1. ^ Did not finish in the final

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joe DeLoach
Men's 200 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Michael Johnson
Preceded by
Sidney Telles de Souza
Brazil's National Champion 100 metres
Succeeded by
Sidney Telles de Souza
Arnaldo da Silva