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Thiago Braz da Silva (born 16 December 1993) is a Brazilian athlete specializing in the pole vault. He currently holds the Olympic Record of 6.03 metres.

Contents 1 Career 2 Competition record 3 References 4 External links


In 2012 he won the gold medal at the World Junior Championships.

In 2013 he became the South American champion with a new area record outdoor of 5.83 metres. On 24 June 2015 he reached the new record of 5.92 metres in Baku, Azerbaijan.[1]

On 13 February 2016 he extended the South American record indoor of 5.93 metres in Berlin, Germany.[2]

On 15 August 2016, he won gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, recording a new Olympic and South American record of 6.03 metres. He was just 1 cm to match the Brad Walker's Americas record, who did 6,04m on June 8, 2008.

Competition record[]






Representing Brazil

2009 South American Junior Championships São Paulo, Brazil 3rd 4.40 m 2010 Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2nd 5.05 m South American Youth Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 5.10 m 2011 Pan American Junior Championships Miramar, United States 1st 5.20 m South American Junior Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd 4.85 m 2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 5.55 m 2013 South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 1st 5.83 m World Championships Moscow, Russia 14th (q) 5.40 m 2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 4th 5.75 m South American Games Santiago, Chile – NM 2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada – NM World Championships Beijing, China 19th (q) 5.65 m 2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 12th 5.55 m 2016 ISTAF Indoor Berlin, Germany 1st 5,93 m AR 2016 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 6.03 m Olympic record AR


1.Jump up ^ Nick Butler (24 June 2015). "Holzdeppe wows crowds to win pole vault gold at Baku Street Athletics". Retrieved 17 March 2016. 2.Jump up ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). 13 February 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.

External links[]

Thiago Braz da Silva profile at IAAF