Isaquias Queiroz made history on Friday (6) in the jungle of the Sea of the Channel. Bahian won the gold medal in the C1 1000m (m) speed rowing event at the Tokyo Olympics (Japan). He ran in lane 4, and the athlete hit the 4min04s408 mark. China’s Hao Liu won the silver with a time of 4 minutes 05 seconds 724. The bronze went to Sergey Tarnovchi of the Republic of Moldova with a time of 4 minutes 06 seconds 069.
This is the fourth medal for an athlete from Bahia in the history of the Olympic Games. At the 2016 Games (Rio de Janeiro), he had already won two silvers, in the C1 1000 meters and in the C2 1000 meters, and bronze in the C1 200 meters. Now Bahian equals Libero Serginho and swimmer Gustavo Borges, a duo who also earned four Olympic medals in their careers.
Middleweight Hebert Conceicao won the second Brazilian boxing medal at Tokyo 2020 in the early hours of Saturday (7). The 23-year-old boxer, born in Salvador (BA), recovered from a near-certain knockout defeat at the end of his fight, and secured gold in the 75kg category. With only 90 seconds left, Hibbert delivered a powerful blow that left Olympic champion Oleksandr Khizniak on the ground and ensured Brazil’s celebration.
“I got lucky,” he said, “it was a fit and it was a knockout.” “I don’t have that many knockouts, but I train a lot for it.” “It’s hard to talk about the feeling, it’s amazing, great emotion, I felt the energy of everyone cheering. During the rounds I thought there were a lot of people sending energy for this knockout. I thought I was I can and that was a good thing, I got an award and we deserve it.
Last Tuesday (3), heavyweight Abner Teixeira won the bronze medal in the under-91kg category, a first in the country. And at dawn on Sunday (8), current world champion Bahian Pia Ferreira could secure another gold medal: she will face Ireland’s Kelly Ann Herrington in the 60kg class final at 2:00 AM (Brazilian time).
With an extra dose of passion, Brazil beat Spain 2-1 on Saturday morning (7), in Yokohama (Japan), and claimed their second straight gold medal in men’s soccer at the Olympics. The final champion was striker Malcolm, who went in overtime and decided. As a result, the country won its seventh gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, matching its performance in Rio five years earlier.
The goal marks the conclusion of a strange story for the 24-year-old striker. He was part of Jardine’s initial roster but was not released by his club, Zenit, in Russia, where he still has a final for the team. Later, with Douglas Augusto injured and injured on the eve of the trip to Japan, he ended up being called up, now with Zenit’s permission. He was the last athlete to present himself for selection for the Olympics.
Brazil, which until 2016 collected the disappointments of men’s football at the Olympic Games, now has two gold medals. The first match was won in the Maracana, in Rio 2016. This Saturday (7), at Yokohama Stadium, the same team that the main team won their last World Cup title, in 2002.
19-year-old Kawan Pereira, from Piaui, was the 10th best diver at the Tokyo Games in diving on a 10-meter platform. It was the best result in the country’s history at the Olympic Games. The jumper, the only one from South America in the competition, scored 393.85 points, ahead of American Brandon Luciavo (383.65) and Mexican Andres Isaac Villarreal (381.75).
“I am very happy. I have done my duty. It has been a year of ups and downs. I had a foot injury a month and a half before coming here. It was tough, but I managed it. I hope the diving gains more visibility,” said the athlete, the youngest member of the delegation. Jump, in a statement from COB, and I’m so grateful by the fans. It feels good here.
12 players competed in the final. It was gold and silver, respectively, with China’s Yun Cao (582.35) and Jian Yang (580.40). Britain’s Thomas Daly (548.25) won the bronze.
And in the last equestrian event at the Tokyo Olympics (Japan), Brazil reached sixth place in the vaulting team final. It was not this time after the country returned to the podium, which last occurred in Athens 2004, where rider Rodrigo Pessoa won the gold medal. The team competitions concluded this Saturday (7) with Sweden in first place, followed by the United States and Belgium.
Riding by Alphonse de Santo Antonio, jockey Yuri Mansour (photo) had the country’s best performance in the ten-team final. He replaced experienced Rodrigo Pessoa – the last to win a medal in the sport, bronze, at the Athens Games (2000) – whose horse Carlito Way found some obstacles in the knockout stage, which took place on Friday (6). The Brazilian team also had Marlon Zanotelli riding the VDL Edgar M and Pedro Veniss, with the horse Quabri d L’Isle,
Gold was determined in a special show by teams from Sweden and the United States. They ended in a tie with just eight points and went into a playoff, where they both passed unscathed, with no punishment. It ended up going gold with the Swedes due to the short time to complete the course.
The Brazilian team finished the qualifying stage in the twelfth place and did not progress to the end of rhythmic gymnastics on Friday evening (6) at the Ariake Gymnastics Center. The team made up of Beatriz Linharis, Deborah Medrado, Giovanna Santos, Maria Eduarda Aracaki and Nicole Persio totaled 73,250 points in the 12-team playoffs. The medal dispute will be at 23:00 this Saturday (7). Among the ten teams in the final, Bulgaria came first with 91,800 points, followed by the Russian Olympic Committee (89.050 points) and Italy (87,150 points).
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