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Medal record

João Carlos de Oliveira
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  Brazil
Olympic Games
Bronze 1976 Montreal Triple jump
Bronze 1980 Moscow Triple jump
Pan American Games
Gold 1975 Mexico City Long jump
Gold 1975 Mexico City Triple jump
Gold 1979 San Juan Long jump
Gold 1979 San Juan Triple jump

João Carlos de Oliveira, also known as "João do Pulo" (May 28, 1954 – May 17, 1999) was a Brazilian athlete who competed in the triple jump and the long jump.

Born in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo De Oliveira won two Olympic bronze medals. His personal best of 17.89 metres, set on October 15, 1975, stood as the world record until 1985.

In 1981, he was in a car accident near São Paulo in which he lost one leg. Afterward, he became a vocal advocate for the rights of the disabled. He died in 1999 from complications of alcoholism.

References

Records
Preceded by
Soviet Union Viktor Sanyeyev
Men's Triple Jump World Record Holder
1975-10-15 – 1985-06-16
Succeeded by
United States Willie Banks
Awards
Preceded by
United States Muhammad Ali
United Press International
Athlete of the Year

1975
Succeeded by
Cuba Alberto Juantorena
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