Shooting: the First Brazilian Olympic Medals

  • Janice Zarpellon Mazo Nucleus of Studies in History and Memory of Sport (NEHME) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Carolina Fernandes da Silva Faculty of Physical Education, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Gabriel Kessler Merlin Olympic Studies Research Group (GPEO) and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Nelson Schneider Todt Olympic Studies Research Group (GPEO) and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

Abstract

The present study aims to investigate how was the journey of the athletes from Rio Grande do Sul state, who participated in the Olympic Games (OG) of 1920, from the beginning of their sports career, crossing through the participation of the athletes in the 1920 OG, until their return home, after the event. For that, reports from newspapers circulating in the state were analyzed, as well as in Rio de Janeiro, capital of Brazil at that period. The sources revealed that, in Rio Grande do Sul, shooting was among the first sports practices to be insert into clubs, notwithstanding, it was responsible to impelling the creation of Shooters Associations. Two shooters who took part in the 1920 OG came from clubs of Rio Grande do Sul and, although characterized by the unpredictability of their traveled paths, perhaps, the participation and conquest of medals in this edition of the OG was the greatest moment in the sports life of these Olympic shooters.

Author Biographies

Janice Zarpellon Mazo, Nucleus of Studies in History and Memory of Sport (NEHME) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Janice Zarpellon Mazo is PhD in Sports Sciences at the University of Porto. Full-professor at the School of Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Dance (ESEFID) of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Lecturer at Stricto Sensu Post-Graduation Programme in Human Movements Sciences (PPGCMH/ UFRGS). Leader of the Nucleus of Studies in History and Memory of Sport (NEHME/UFRGS/ CNPq). Researcher of the Olympic Studies Research Group (GPEO/PUCRS/CNPq).

Carolina Fernandes da Silva, Faculty of Physical Education, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)

Carolina Fernandes da Silva is PhD in Human Movements Sciences at the School of Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Dance (ESEFID) of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Lecturer at the Faculty of Physical Education of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). Researcher of the Nucleus of Studies in History and Memory of Sport (NEHME/UFRGS/CNPq) and of the Olympic Studies Research Group (GPEO/PUCRS/CNPq).

Gabriel Kessler Merlin, Olympic Studies Research Group (GPEO) and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

Gabriel Kessler Merlin is Bachelor in Physical Education and Sports Sciences at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Member of the Olympic Studies Research Group (GPEO/PUCRS/CNPq).

Nelson Schneider Todt, Olympic Studies Research Group (GPEO) and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

Nelson Schneider Todt is PhD in Education at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). Master in Human Movements Sciences at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Full-professor at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (FEFID/PUCRS). Post-Doctor in Olympic Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Coordinator of the Olympic Studies Research Group (GPEO/PUCRS/CNPq). President of the Brazilian Pierre de Coubertin Committtee.

Published
2017-10-31
How to Cite
MAZO, Janice Zarpellon et al. Shooting: the First Brazilian Olympic Medals. Diagoras: International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 135-152, oct. 2017. ISSN 2565-196X. Available at: <http://diagorasjournal.com/index.php/diagoras/article/view/13>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2018.
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