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Sylvio dos Santos

Full name: Sylvio Kelly dos Santos
Gender: Male
Born: July 15, 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 4, 2016
Affiliations: Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Brother of Márvio dos Santos.

Biography

Sylvio dos Santos was a top swimmer and water polo player for Brazil, playing on the Fluminense water polo team that won 104 consecutive games between 1951-62. He also helped Brazil win a water polo bronze medal at the 1959 Pan American Games. He competed as a swimmer at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics, specializing in long distances.

Dos Santos graduated from law school in 1958. He was President of the 1963 World Games in Porto Alegre. He later became vice-president and eventually President of Fluminense, serving from 1981-84. Dos Santos was instrumental in obtaining the land for the Football Training Center at Xerém in Rio de Janeiro.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Brazil BRA 4 h1 r1/2
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Brazil BRA 4 h2 r1/2
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Brazil BRA 5 h1 r1/2

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Swimming Brazil Round One Heat One 5 4:48.8

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Swimming Brazil Round One Heat One 4 19:26.8

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1952 Summer 16 Helsinki Swimming Brazil BRA Round One Heat Two 4 2:19.0 4:34.6 4
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