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Brazilian Nelson Pessoa becomes Azerbaijan coach

07 May 2010 [17:14] - TODAY.AZ
Brazilian Nelson Pessoa has signed a contract with the Azerbaijan Equestrian Federation becoming the country's national team's coach, according to President of the Federation Elchin Guliyev.

Nelson Pessoa is a Brazilian equestrian who competed in the sport of Show jumping.

He competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics and came fifth in Equestrian at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Individual jumping. He moved to Europe in 1961.

He won the 1966 European Show Jumping Championships and won twice at Hickstead.

He came second in the 1984 Show Jumping World Cup, and in 1991 he was again second, riding Special Envoy.


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