Military Athletes Win Five Medals in London 2012
By Geraldine Cook August 15, 2012
By standing on the podium on August 12, in London, to receive a bronze medal in the women’s modern pentathlon, 28-year-old Yane Marques, an athlete born in Pernambuco, brought to a close the best performance of the Brazilian Military athletes in the Olympic Games. All 51 athletes from the Brazilian Navy and Army won five medals – one gold and four bronze – during the competitions that took place in the British capital. If they were a nation, the military team would hold the 47th position in the medal rankings, ahead of countries like Venezuela, India, Belgium, and Finland.