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Nilo Floody

Full name: Nilo Alfredo Floody Buxton
Gender: Male
Born: July 16, 1921
Died: July 2, 2013 in Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Country: CHI Chile
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Biography

Nilo Floody was a top Chilean fencer who was national épée champion in 1949 and 1953. He competed in modern pentathlon at three Olympics, the Pan American Games of 1951 and 1955, and was the 1947 South American Champion in modern pentathlon. But he is best known for his military and political career.

Floody studied at the Military Academy of Bernardo O’Higgins, beginning in 1941, and would eventually become the leader of that institution. His training was as a cavalry officer and in 1964 he spent time at Fort Knox in the US, at a course for armored officers. In September 1973 he supported the military coup d’état of Augusto Pinochet in Chile and was then promoted to brigadier general. After Pinochet established his dictatorship, Floody was placed in charge of what human rights groups termed “Operation Comb,” which was in charge of capturing and eliminating “armed extremists.” In 1978 it was discovered by another high ranked officer that Floody was said to have been deeply involved in crimes against humanity during Pinochet's dictatorship, but he was never charged, and he continued his rise in the Chilean military and politics.

In 1974 Floody was appointed mayor of the Bío Bío Region in Chile and shortly thereafter was made commander of the Third Army Division, based on Concepción. He was then sent to Washington as head of the Chilean Military Mission. On his return in 1977 he was promoted to major general, and was appointed mayor of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antárctica. During his tenure in that region, he faced a difficult situation with a potential border war with Argentina over the islands of the Beagle Channel. In 1979 Floody was appointed director of the Chilean Department of Sport. He was named the Chilean Ambassador to Israel in 1983, a position he held until 1987.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Chile CHI 9
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Chile CHI 17
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Chile CHI 7
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Chile CHI 24
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Chile CHI AC DNF

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS T TP OP W TH T TP S
1948 Summer 27 London Modern Pentathlon Chile Final Standings 9 85
1948 Summer 27 London Modern Pentathlon Chile Riding 11 97.0 9:54.9 0.0 3.0
1948 Summer 27 London Modern Pentathlon Chile Fencing 7T 23
1948 Summer 27 London Modern Pentathlon Chile Shooting 20 183 20
1948 Summer 27 London Modern Pentathlon Chile Swimming 30 5:31.0
1948 Summer 27 London Modern Pentathlon Chile Running 17 15:55.0
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile Final Standings 17 106
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile Riding 20 97 10:37.4
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile Fencing 9 28 6
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile Shooting 17 181 20
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile Swimming 33 5:10.0
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile Running 27 16:03.0
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Chile Final Standings 24 3,502.0
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Chile Riding 19 585.0 10:54 280 865.0
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Chile Fencing 13T 704.0 18
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Chile Shooting 19T 760.0 183
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Chile Swimming 33 660.0 5:08.5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Chile Running 27 793.0 16:09.9

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TO AIO IO TP IP
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile CHI Final Standings 7 336 101
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile CHI Riding 8T 77 19
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile CHI Fencing 3T 42 9
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile CHI Shooting 4 46 17
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile CHI Swimming 12 90 30
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Chile CHI Running 11 81 26
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Chile CHI Final Standings AC DNF
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Chile CHI Riding 7 1,467.5 585.0
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