Thiago BRAZ da SILVA

Thiago  BRAZ da SILVA - Brazil - 2016 Olympic Games men's pole vault champion.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 31 August 2016

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 16 December 1993
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Marília, Brazil.
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Thiago BRAZ da SILVA - Brazil - 2016 Olympic Games men's pole vault champion.

Four years after he won the World Junior Championship in Barcelona (5.55m)

Brazil's twenty two year old pole vaulter could not have chosen a better place to

win his first major senior title - the Olympic Gold medal - in Rio de Janerio.

19th place in 2015 at the World Championships (5.65m) gave no indications of

what he was capable, though in February 2016 he had cleared 5.93 indoors in

Berlin to suggest he might be ready to begin winning senior medals.


At Rio 2016 he beat the World record holder and defending champion

Renaud Lavillenie with a new Olympic record of 6.03m to send the home crowd

wild with excitement. In fact Lavillenie said they were too excited: remarking

something about Berlin 1936, when booed by the crowd during the competition

and medal presentation. He later said he was sorry.


 

2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Final men's pole vault competition.


 1.  Thiago Braz da Silva  Brazil   
 6.03  OR  AR
 2.  Renaud Lavillenie  France  5.98    
 3.  Sam Kendricks  United States   
 5.85    
 4.  Jan Kudlička  Czech Republic  5.75    
 5.  Piotr Lisek  Poland  5.75    
 6.  Xue Changrui  China   
 5.65    
 7.  Michal Balner  Czech Republic   
 5.50    
 7.  Konstadinos Filippidis  Greece   
 5.50    
 7.  Daichi Sawano  Japan  5.50