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FERREIRA DA SILVA Adémar (1927-2001) Brazil / Track and field
This Brazilian triple jump champion became a legend by winning two consecutive Olympic titles at the games in '52 and '56. He won spectacularly the first time, for with each of his jumps, he set a new world record for the discipline.He gave up jumping a little while later in order to take up a career in the film industry, being commended notably for his performance in the film "Black Orpheus".
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