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Nelson Prudêncio

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Subject: Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump, Viktor Saneyev, Triple jump, List of Olympic medalists in athletics (men), Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's triple jump
Collection: 1944 Births, 2012 Deaths, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1967 Pan American Games, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1968 Summer Olympics, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1971 Pan American Games, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1972 Summer Olympics, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1976 Summer Olympics, Brazilian Triple Jumpers, Deaths from Lung Cancer, Former World Record Holders in Athletics (Track and Field), Olympic Athletes of Brazil, Olympic Bronze Medalists for Brazil, Olympic Medalists in Athletics (Track and Field), Olympic Silver Medalists for Brazil
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Nelson Prudêncio

Nelson Prudêncio
Nelson Prudêncio in 1968
Personal information
Born (1944-04-04) April 4, 1944
Lins, São Paulo
Died November 23, 2012(2012-11-23) (aged 68)
São Carlos, São Paulo
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 17.27 m (1968)

Nelson Prudêncio (April 4, 1944 – November 23, 2012) was a Brazilian athlete who competed in the triple jump. He won silver medals at the 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games and 1968 Summer Olympics, and a bronze at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Prudêncio was ranked world's #2 in 1968, #3 in 1972, #5 in 1975, and #8 in 1971.[1]

Prudêncio's jump of 17.27 metres (56 feet 8 inches) at the 1968 Olympics was the world record before Viktor Saneyev extended it to 17.39 metres (57 feet 1 inch) a few minutes later.[2]

Prudêncio was Professor of Physical Education at the Federal University of São Carlos and vice-president of Confederação Brasileira de Atletismo (Brazilian Athletics Confederation).[1][3] He died of lung cancer on November 23, 2012, in São Carlos. He was 68 years old.[4]


  1. ^ a b Nelson Prudêncio. sports-reference
  2. ^ "Brazilian Olympic medalist Nelson Prudencio dies". November 23, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Comentar!. "Cidade: Morreu em São Carlos o medalhista olímpico Nelson Prudêncio – São Carlos Agora | Líder Absoluto". Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Votar (October 20, 2007). "Morre o medalhista olímpico Nelson Prudêncio – Jornal O Globo". Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
Preceded by
Viktor Sanyeyev
Men's Triple Jump World Record Holder
Succeeded by
Viktor Sanyeyev

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