Rio de Janeiro rower Lucas Verthein was out of the single skiff final at the Tokyo Olympics (Japan). This Wednesday (28), the Brazilian ranked fifth in the first semifinal of the competition, held at Canal Sea Forest, with a time of 7min02s87. To qualify for the medal contest, he needed to finish in the top three.
Congratulations on the historic campaign, Lucas pic.twitter.com/SRnmf9EtAz
— Team Brazil (@timebrasil) July 29, 2021
Verthein competes this Thursday (29), at 21:15 (GMT), in the final B, which defines the classification from seventh to 12th place. The participation of the rower, who competes in the first Olympiad of his career, is already the best for a Brazilian in simple skiff.
The carioca remained in the fight for third place in the first part of the semifinal, following Italian Gennaro Di Mauro and Croatian Damir Martin, but lost strength and distanced himself from the dispute, being overtaken by Lithuanian Mundaugas Griskonis and dropping to fifth. The Norwegian Kjetil Borch won the heat with a time 19s95 better than the Brazilian.
“I did my best. It was not the result I expected, but Brazil is among the 12 best in the world in rowing. […] But that Olympic medal will arrive at some point. You can be sure. Thanks for the crowd! The story has just begun,” 23-year-old Verthein wrote on Twitter.
I did my best. It was not the result I expected, but Brazil is among the 12 best in the world in rowing. Tomorrow final B. But that Olympic medal will arrive at some point. You can be sure. Thanks for the crowd! The story is just beginning. #vailucas #Olympics
— Verthein_Lucas (@VertheinL) July 29, 2021
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