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553 – Famous Brazilian Olympic Athletes

In this episode, we are going to learn a little about who were the famous Brazilian athletes in the past Olympic games and the different ways to translate the word CAST into Portuguese.

Atletas brasileiros famosos nas Olimpíadas

O Brasil coleciona medalhas e louros dos atletas que passaram pelas Olimpíadas ao longo do tempo. Alguns deles quebraram recordes inimagináveis para a história dos esportes, e outros são exemplo de superação e entram para a lista de esportistas que deixaram um legado.

Maria Lenk

Maria foi a primeira mulher brasileira a participar de uma Olimpíada. Mais do que isso: foi a primeira atleta sul-americana na competição. Na ocasião tinha apenas 17 anos e participou dos Jogos realizados em Los Angeles. Chegou às semi-finais da natação, na modalidade 200m peito feminino. Nos jogos de 1936, Maria Lenk se destacou por seu estilo na hora de nadar: as pernas se movimentavam como no nado peito e mãos e braços se mexiam para fora d’água. Era o início do que seria o nado borboleta. Em 1939, Maria bateu recordes nos 200m e 400m nado peito e era uma das favoritas para as Olimpíadas do ano seguinte, adiadas por causa da Segunda Guerra Mundial…

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