Rio 2016: Who are Brazil’s best Olympic medal hopes?

BBC,. 07/27/2016

Brazil won three golds at each of the past two Olympics and a record 17 medals in London – but who carries their best hopes of a place on the podium at Rio 2016?

Athletics – No outstanding medal chances. Pole vaulter Fabiana Murer has won world outdoor and indoor titles, while long jumper Mauro Vinícius da Silva is a two-time world indoor champion.

Beach volleyball – The men’s and women’s 2015 world champions are from Brazil. Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt took the men’s title, and Barbara Seixas and Agatha Bednarczuk won an all-Brazilian women’s final. However, Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca are ranked number one in the world.

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