Thiago Braz da Silva

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Thiago Braz da Silva
Thiago Braz no Rio 2016.jpg
Personal information
Born (1993-12-16) December 16, 1993 (age 23)
Marília, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Country  Brazil
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Pole vault

Thiago Braz da Silva (born 16 December 1993) is a Brazilian athlete specializing in the pole vault. He currently holds the Olympic record of 6.03 metres.


In 2012 he won the gold medal at the World Junior Championships.

In 2013 he became the South American champion with a new outdoor area record of 5.83 metres. On 24 June 2015 he set a new record of 5.92 metres in Baku, Azerbaijan.[1]

On 13 February 2016 he extended the South American indoor record to 5.93 metres in Berlin, Germany.[2]

On 15 August 2016, he won the gold medal in pole vault at the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, recording a new Olympic and South American record of 6.03 metres. He was just 1 cm away from matching Brad Walker's Americas record, of 6,04m, accomplished on June 8, 2008.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Brazil
2009 South American Junior Championships São Paulo, Brazil 3rd 4.40 m
2010 Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2nd 5.05 m
South American Youth Championships Santiago de Chile, Chile 1st 5.10 m
2011 Pan American Junior Championships Miramar, United States 1st 5.20 m
South American Junior Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd 4.85 m
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 5.55 m
2013 South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 1st 5.83 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 14th (q) 5.40 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 4th 5.75 m
South American Games Santiago, Chile NM
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada NM
World Championships Beijing, China 19th (q) 5.65 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 12th 5.55 m
2016 ISTAF Indoor Berlin, Germany 1st 5,93 m iAR
2016 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 6.03 m Olympic record AR

iAR = indoor AR


  1. ^ Nick Butler (24 June 2015). "Holzdeppe wows crowds to win pole vault gold at Baku Street Athletics". Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). 13 February 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Russia Anton Ivakin
World Junior ChampionMen's pole vault
12 July 2012 – 26 July 2014
Succeeded by
France Axel Chapelle