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José de Almeida

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJosé Xavier•de Almeida
Used nameJosé•de Almeida
Born4 October 1904 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Measurements174 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsVasco da Gama, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
NOC Brazil

Biography

José de Almeida was the top Brazilian sprinter of the 1930s. He won three Brazilian sprint titles and won the 100 metres at the 1933 and 1935 South American Championships. In 1934 he recorded 10.2 for the 100 metres, which bettered the world record, but it was wind-aided and was not ratified. De Almeida worked for the police force in Rio de Janeiro and was gravely injured in a work-related car accident in the 1940s.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.6 (1931); 200 – 21.8 (1928).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics BRA José de Almeida
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h4 r2/4
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Brazil DNS
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Brazil DNS
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics BRA José de Almeida
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h12 r1/4
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h1 r1/4