Military Athletes Win Five Medals in London 2012

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.

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