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Ernesto Alaís

Full name: Ernesto Arturo Alaís
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: October 26, 1929
Died: February 3, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Shooting


Ernesto Alaís served in the Argentine Army since 1959 and was promoted to General by President Alfonsin however, in 1987 he was engaged in one of the most bizarre military events. Following the ”Easter uprising” by Lieutenant Colonel Aldo Rico, Alaís and his Second Army Corps were ordered to attack Campo de Mayo, north of Buenos Aires where Aldo Rico was staging his uprising. Alaís and his army of tanks set off from Rosario but, despite constant insistence that “he was nearly there” he never arrived.

Alaís’s failure to obey orders resulted in him, along with 14 other Generals being removed from their posts by the President. Crimes against humanity were brought against Alaís and whilst he was detained in prison for a short while, was eventually moved to hospital because of his failing health and he never stood trial. A competitor at the 1984 Olympics he was head of the Argentina team at the 1992 Barcelona Games.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 54 Los Angeles Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres Argentina ARG 20T

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1984 Summer 54 Los Angeles Shooting Argentina ARG Final Standings 550 93 88 94 93 92 90
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