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José de Almeida

Full name: José Xavier de Almeida
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: October 4, 1904 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Affiliations: Vasco da Gama, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Athletics

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 100 metres Brazil BRA 4 h4 r2/4
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Athletics Men's 100 metres Brazil BRA 3 h12r1/4
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Athletics Men's 200 metres Brazil BRA 5 h1 r1/4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Brazil Quarter-Finals Heat Four 4 10.8
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Athletics Brazil Round One Heat One 2 QU 11.0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Athletics Brazil Round One Heat Twelve 3 11.1

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Athletics Brazil Round One Heat One 5
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