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Francisco de Andrade

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrancisco•Rebello de Andrade
Used nameFrancisco•de Andrade
Born15 July 1923
NOC(s) Portugal

Biography

Francisco de Andrade took up sailing in the 1940s and competed at several editions of the World Championships, but his greatest moment on the international scene came at the 1952 Summer Olympics. There, alongside Joaquim Fiúza, he won a bronze medal in the Star Class tournament after having performed relatively consistently throughout the event. De Andrade retired from active competition following this achievement, citing his desire to spend more time with his family and live a quiet life away from the spotlight. He continued to sail recreationally after the Games, however, and, by career, ran a handful of sailing schools that he founded.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1952 Summer Olympics Sailing Two Person Keelboat, Open Olympic Joaquim Fiúza 3 Bronze POR Francisco de Andrade

Research notes

Still alive in 2012: http://rr.sapo.pt/bolabranca_detalhe.aspx?fid=1286&did=70985

Created: Paul Tchir at January 03, 2013 22:08, Last edited: Paul Tchir at January 03, 2013 22:08