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Noemí Simonetto de Portela

Full name: Noemí Simonetto de Portela
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: February 1, 1926 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: February 20, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Affiliations: Capital Federal
Country: ARG Argentina
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Noemí Simonetto took up athletics in 1939 and soon became the top female track and field athlete in Argentina. Participating in sprints and jumps, Simonetto’s best years were near the end of World War II and shortly after the war. She led the world list in the 80 m hurdles in 1944 and 1945 and in the long jump in 1945, and was ranked in the world top 10 in the 80 m hurdles, high jump, and long jump in 1944-47. Simonetto’s career highlight came at the 1948 Olympics, where she won silver in long jump. She was the South American 100 m champion in 1943 and 1947; 80 m hurdles champion in 1945 and 1947; long jump champion in 1943, 1945 and 1947; and part of the 4x100 m relay champions in 1941, 1943, 1945 and 1947, winning 17 medals in all at the South American Championships between 1941-47. Married to her coach Ramón Portela, Simonetto retired from competition soon after the 1948 Olympics, but remained active in athletics marketing female athletics and as a frequent competitor in masters’ competition.

Personal Bests: 100 – 12.2 (1947); 80H – 11.5 (1944); LJ – 5.76 (1945).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Women's 100 metres Argentina ARG 3 h2 r1/3
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles Argentina ARG 4 h2 r2/3
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Women's Long Jump Argentina ARG 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Argentina Round One Heat Two 3 13.1

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank ATM T(H)
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Argentina Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 at 0.17
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Argentina Round One Heat Two 3 QU 11.8

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Argentina Final Round 2 5.600
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Argentina Qualifying Round 3 QU 5.560
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