Afrânio da Costa

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAfrânio Antônio•da Costa
Used nameAfrânio•da Costa
Born14 March 1892 in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Died26 June 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Measurements178 cm
AffiliationsFluminense, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
NOC Brazil
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2


Afrânio Antônio da Costa became a prominent sports administrator, jurist and politician. He graduated from the Free Faculty of Law and Social Sciences in Rio de Janeiro, and was president of the Federal Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Brazil. His first important position in sports was as president of the Fluminense Football Club. After winning Brazil’s first Olympic medal at Antwerpen, he was again successful at the Latin American Olympic Games in 1922 in Rio de Janeiro, and was also significantly involved in their organization. Da Costa won a number of Brazilian titles in shooting. At the first Football World Championships he was head of the Brazilian delegation, and in 1923 was one of the founders of the first Brazilian Shooting Federation. He held the post of president of the re-organized Brazilian Federation for Target Shooting (1947-62) and president of the Metropolitan Association of Athletic Sports (AMEA).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting BRA Afrânio da Costa
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Brazil 3 Bronze