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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Brazil, with photos when available. These are the best Brazilian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Brazilian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Brazilian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Brazil is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

This list has everything from Jaqueline Mourao to Diego Ribas da Cunha.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Brazilian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Brazil?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Brazil Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Brazil.
César Cielo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Brazil
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César Cielo Filho is a Brazilian competitive swimmer who specializes in sprint events. He is the most successful Brazilian swimmer in history, having obtained three Olympic medals, winning six individual World Championship gold medals and breaking two world records. Cielo is the current world record holder in the 100-metre and 50-metre freestyle. His gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, in the 50-metre freestyle competition, is Brazil's only Olympic gold in swimming to date. In 2008, he broke the NCAA record in the 50-yard freestyle and in the 100-yard freestyle. Cielo became the fastest swimmer in the world in the two distances, and was named NCAA Swimmer of the Year for the second year ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 100m freestyle, Men's 50m freestyle

Olympic Country: Brazil

Date Of Birth: 1987-01-10

Place Of Birth: Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Brazil, São Paulo, South America, DVD Region 4, + more

Olympic Sport: Swimming

Nationality: Brazil

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre freestyle, Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre freestyle

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal

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Emanuel Rego is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Brazil
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Emanuel Fernando Sheffer Rego is a beach volleyball player from Brazil, who competed in five consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996. He won the gold medal in the men's beach team competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, partnering Ricardo Santos. He famously offered his medal to his compatriot Vanderlei de Lima – who won a bronze in the men's marathon after being attacked by Cornelius Horan – a year later, though it was politely declined. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Beach Volleyball

Olympic Country: Brazil

Date Of Birth: 1973-04-15

Olympic Sport: Beach volleyball

Nationality: Brazil

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball, Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Beach Volleyball, Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball, Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal

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Isabel Clark Ribeiro is a snowboarder from Brazil. She competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics and competed for Brazil at the 2010 Winter Olympics in snowboard cross. Clark was Brazil's flag bearer during the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Country: Brazil

Date Of Birth: 1976-10-24

Place Of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Southeast Region, Brazil, Greater Rio de Janeiro, + more

Olympic Sport: Snowboarding

Nationality: Brazil

Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics

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Ricardo Santos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Brazil
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Ricardo Alex Costa Santos is a beach volleyball player from Brazil, who won the silver medal in the men's beach team competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, with partner Zé Marco de Melo. Santos also represented his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. There he claimed the gold medal, teaming up with Emanuel Rego, with whom he won the world title in October 2003. The same pairing went on to win the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he teamed with Pedro Cunha, but they lost in the quarter finals. ...more on Wikipedia

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Beach Volleyball

Olympic Country: Brazil

Date Of Birth: 1975-01-06

Place Of Birth: Salvador, Brazil, Bahia, South America, DVD Region 4, + more

Olympic Sport: Beach volleyball

Nationality: Brazil

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball, Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Beach Volleyball, Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal, Gold medal, Silver medal

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