Portugal at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Portugal at the 1912 Summer Olympics

Infobox Olympics Portugal
games=1912 Summer
flagbearer=Francisco Lázaro

Portugal competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.

A delegation of six competitors participated in three sports, however no medal was conquered. Of reference, the death of the runner Francisco Lázaro due to serious dehydration during the marathon race.


4 athletes represented Portugal in the nation's Olympic debut. Lázaro collapsed during the marathon due to his use of wax to prevent sweating; he died the next morning.http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/la/francisco-lazaro-1.html]

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events.


A single fencer represented Portugal in that nation's Olympic debut. Fernando Correia was disqualified in the first round of the épée competition.


Men's Featherweight (–60 kg):
* António Pereira - 3rd round

Men's Middleweight (–75 kg):
* Joaquim Victal - 3rd round


* Fernando Correia (chief of mission)


*Stockholm Organizing Committee for the Games of the V Olympiad (1913). [http://www.aafla.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1912/1912.pdf Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912] (Retrieved on November 2, 2006)
* [http://www.olympic.org/uk/athletes/results/search_r_uk.asp International Olympic Committee - Olympic medal winners database]
* [http://users.skynet.be/hermandw/olymp/cpor1912.html 1912 Olympians from Portugal]

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