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Ulisses dos Santos

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameUlisses•Laurindo dos Santos
Used nameUlisses•dos Santos
Born13 May 1929 in Coruripe, Alagoas (BRA)
Died17 March 2021 in Macapá, Amapá (BRA)
AffiliationsFlamengo, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
NOC Brazil


Ulisses dos Santos was a Brazilian sprinter/hurdler who ran the 400 hurdles at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He also competed at that event at the 1959 Pan American Games, where he finished fifth. Dos Santos discovered his talent for track while he was in the Army. He continued competing through 1970 when he retired and began a career as a sports journalist.

Personal Best: 400H – 52.5 (1958).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics BRA Ulisses dos Santos
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h6 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Brazil DNS

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