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Asnoldo Devonish

Full name: Asnoldo Vicente Devonish Romero
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (187 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: June 15, 1932 in Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Died: January 1, 1997 in Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Country: VEN Venezuela
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Asnoldo Devonish was Venezuela's first Olympic medallist. He had little experience prior to his Olympic appearance in Helsinki, although he had won the triple jump at the Bolivarian Games the previous year. Devonish, who was also a decent hurdler, sprinter and long jumper, won another major international medal at the 1955 Pan American Games, finishing second to Brazilian Adhemar da Silva. A dispute with the Venezuelan federation left him suspended from international competition for several years, but he returned with two South American titles in 1961 and 1963. He quit active competition following the 1963 Pan American Games, and became a sports administrator. His death, after 18 months of illness, was mourned nationally, and his funeral was attended by president Rafael Caldera, who called him "a great Venezuelan".

Personal Best: TJ – 16.13 (1955).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Men's Triple Jump Venezuela VEN 3 Bronze

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Final Round 3 15.52
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Final Round Round One 5 15.04
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Final Round Round Two 2 15.52 15.52
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Final Round Round Three 2 pass 15.52
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Final Round Round Four 3 foul 15.52
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Final Round Round Five 3 foul 15.52
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Final Round Round Six NP foul
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Qualifying Round 2 QU 15.24
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Qualifying Round Group A 2 15.24
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Qualifying Round Group A Round 1 7 14.22
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Qualifying Round Group A Round 2 2 15.24 15.24
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Athletics Venezuela Qualifying Round Group A Round 3 DNS pass