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Carlos Enrique Díaz Sáenz Valiente

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCarlos Enrique•Díaz Sáenz Valiente Bachman
Used nameCarlos Enrique•Díaz Sáenz Valiente
Born25 January 1917 in Mar del Plata (ARG)
Died14 February 1956 in Villa Berna (ARG)
NOC Argentina

Biography

A multi-talented sportsman, who once held the world record in the rapid-fire pistol. He was an accomplished racing driver, participating mainly in long distance races. He was killed when the plane he piloted himself crashed.

In addition to his Olympic silver medal in 1948 in the rapid-fire pistol event Carlos Enrique Díaz Sáenz Valiente also won four medals at the Pan American Games - gold in team 25 m rapid fire pistol (with with Oscar Cervo, Dionisio Fernández, and the non-Olympian Ernesto Guillón) and silver in 25 m rapid fire pistol in 1951 and gold in 25 m rapid fire pistol and silver in team 25 m rapid fire pistol (with Oscar Cervo, Dionisio Fernández, and the non-Olympian Enrique Schack) in 1955.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Shooting ARG Carlos Enrique Díaz Sáenz Valiente
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1952 Summer Olympics Shooting ARG Carlos Enrique Díaz Sáenz Valiente
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 4

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