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)
Sport
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.

Career[edit]

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

References[edit]

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


External links[edit]

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