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Guilherme Paraense

Full name: Guilherme Paraense
Gender: Male
Born: June 25, 1884 in Belém, Pará, Brazil
Died: April 18, 1968 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Affiliations: Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

As a young boy, Guilherme Paraense moved from his birthplace of Belém to Rio de Janeiro. He attended the Military School of Realengo, where he started practicing shooting and soon was discovered as a great talent. In 1914 in the rank of a lieutenant, he was one of the founders of the Revolver Club, in order to foster the sport of shooting. In the late 1910s, Paraense became Brazilian champion and, in 1922, South American champion in revolver shooting. Based on his solid results, Paraense was invited to join the Brazilian team for the 1920 Olympics. With his victory in the military pistol event, he was the first Brazilian gold medal winner. He later took part in the 1930 Brazilian Revolution, bringing the authoritarian president Gétulio Vargas to power. In 1952, Paraense left the Army as a lieutenant-colonel. Paraense died from a heart attack. The shooting range of the Military Academy of Agulhas Negras and an annual tournament are named in his honor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Men's Military Pistol, Team Brazil BRA 4
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres Brazil BRA AC
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team Brazil BRA 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Men's Military Pistol, 30 metres Brazil BRA 1 Gold

Men's Military Pistol, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Brazil BRA Final Standings 4 274

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Brazil BRA Final Standings 456

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Brazil BRA Final Standings 3 2,264 456

Men's Military Pistol, 30 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Shooting Brazil BRA Final Standings 274
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