Portugal at the 1912 Summer Olympics


Portugal at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Infobox Olympics Portugal
games=1912 Summer
competitors=6
sports=3
officials=1
flagbearer=Francisco Lázaro

Portugal competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.

A delegation of six competitors participated in three sports, however no medal was conquered. Of reference, the death of the runner Francisco Lázaro due to serious dehydration during the marathon race.

Athletics

4 athletes represented Portugal in the nation's Olympic debut. Lázaro collapsed during the marathon due to his use of wax to prevent sweating; he died the next morning.http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/la/francisco-lazaro-1.html]

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events.

Fencing

A single fencer represented Portugal in that nation's Olympic debut. Fernando Correia was disqualified in the first round of the épée competition.


=Wrestling=

Men's Featherweight (–60 kg):
* António Pereira - 3rd round

Men's Middleweight (–75 kg):
* Joaquim Victal - 3rd round

Officials

* Fernando Correia (chief of mission)

References

*Stockholm Organizing Committee for the Games of the V Olympiad (1913). [http://www.aafla.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1912/1912.pdf Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912] (Retrieved on November 2, 2006)
* [http://www.olympic.org/uk/athletes/results/search_r_uk.asp International Olympic Committee - Olympic medal winners database]
* [http://users.skynet.be/hermandw/olymp/cpor1912.html 1912 Olympians from Portugal]


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