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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


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 ...more

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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Diego Ribas da Cunha is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Brazil
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Diego Ribas da Cunha, commonly known as just Diego, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Fenerbahçe in the Süper Lig, as an attacking midfielder. He is a creative attacking midfielder and playmaker known for his techique, dribbling ability, vision, and accurate passing; he is also capable of ...more

Olympic Country: Brazil

Date Of Birth: 1985-02-28

Place Of Birth: Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, São Paulo, South America, DVD Region 4, + more

Olympic Sport: Football

Nationality: Brazil

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

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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

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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Márcio Araújo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Brazil
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Márcio Henrique Barroso Araújo is a beach volleyball player from Brazil. He won the gold medal in the men's beach team competition at the 2005 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Berlin, Germany, partnering Fábio Luiz Magalhães. Araújo represented his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics ...more

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Beach Volleyball

Olympic Country: Brazil

Date Of Birth: 1973-10-12

Place Of Birth: Fortaleza, Brazil, Ceará, Northeast Region, Brazil, + 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

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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