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Nélson Prudêncio

Full name: Nélson Prudêncio
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: April 4, 1944 in Lins, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: November 23, 2012 in São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
Affiliations: JC
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Triple Jump Brazil BRA 2 Silver WR
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Men's Triple Jump Brazil BRA 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics Men's Triple Jump Brazil BRA 14 QR

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Final Round 2 WR 17.27
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Final Round Round One 5 16.33
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Two 2 17.05 17.05
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Three 3 16.75 17.05
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Four 3 foul 17.05
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Five 1 WR 17.27 17.27
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Six NP 17.15
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round 4 QU 16.46
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group B 3 16.46
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group B Round One 8 15.79
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 3 16.46 16.46
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Final Round 3 17.05
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Final Round Round One 2 16.87
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Two 3 16,61 16.87
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Three 3 16.35 16.87
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Four 3 16.88w 16.88
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Five 3 foul 16.88
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Final Round Round Six NP 17.05
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round 7 QU 16.42
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group B 3 16.42
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group B Round Two NP foul NM
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 16.42
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round 14 16.22
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group A 10 16.22
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group A Round One 7 16.18
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 8 16.22 16.22
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics Brazil Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 14.79