Adhemar Ferreira da Silva in the Olympic village
Adhemar Ferreira da Silva of Brazil was one of the most popular Olympic champions in Helsinki 1952. He won gold in triple jump on 23 July 1952 with a new world record of 16.22 metres. In fact, four of his six jumps surpassed the previous world best. In this picture Ferreira da Silva is giving autographs in the Olympic village.