Nélson Prudêncio

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameNélson•Prudêncio
Used nameNélson•Prudêncio
Born4 April 1944 in Lins, São Paulo (BRA)
Died23 November 2012 in São Carlos, São Paulo (BRA)
Measurements182 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsJC
NOC Brazil

Biography

Nélson Prudêncio also won two medals in triple jump at the Pan American Games, with silver in 1967 and a bronze in 1971. At the 1975 Pan American Games he finished fourth in triple jump. Prudêncio broke the world record during the 1968 Olympic competition with 17.27 but that was later bested by gold medal winner Viktor Saneyev. Prudêncio was world ranked #2 in 1968 behind Saneyev and was ranked 3rd in 1972, 5th in 1975, and 8th in 1971. He studied physical education at the São Carlos na Escola de Educação Física de São Carlos and later became a professor at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos. He was also vice-president of the Brazilian Athletics Federation. In Brazil Prudêncio was awarded the Medalha do Mérito Desportivo Militar.

Personal Best: TJ – 17.27 (1968).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics BRA Nélson Prudêncio
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics BRA Nélson Prudêncio
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics BRA Nélson Prudêncio
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 14 r1/2

Special Notes