The Brazilian Olympic men’s soccer team qualified in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Games (Japan) in first place in Group D, heading for the bi-championship. The lead was defined after Brazil beat Saudi Arabia by 3-1 at Saitama stadium, in the Japanese city of the same name. The team will face Egypt, runner-up in Group C, in the quarterfinals of the tournament, on Saturday, at 7 am.
Selection advances to quarter finals – Lucas Figueiredo/CBF/Reserved Rights
Brazil will have two representatives in the semifinals of the slalom category, which start in the early hours of this Thursday (29). Ana Sátila guaranteed the classification at dawn today (28) in the individual canoe (C1) and Pedro Gonçalves, Pepê, in the individual kayak (K1). Sátila disputes the semifinals at 2 am (Brasilia time) on Thursday (29), and Pepê on Friday (30), also at 2 am. The finals will be played following the semifinals.
Judoka Maria Portela was eliminated in the round of 16 of the 70 kg category, in a historic and controversial fight, at the Budokan. The fight this Wednesday, between the gaucha and the Russian Madina Taimazova lasted more than 14 minutes, ten only golden score (extra time in which the athlete who scores first wins). The Russian’s victory was decreed after the Brazilian received a third shido (punishment) for lack of combativeness.
Maria Portela’s match was the longest so far in the Tokyo Games – Reuters/Sergio Perez/Reserved Rights
The Brazilians Ana Patricia and Rebecca were defeated by Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka, from Latvia, by 2 sets to 1 (partials of 15/21, 21/12 and 12/15), in the early hours of this Wednesday, at the Park Shiokaze.
This was the first setback, in Group D of the competition, of the team from Brazil, which beat the Kenyans Gaudencia Makokha and Brackides Khadambi by 2 sets to 0 in their debut. Now, Ana Patricia and Rebecca face Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil next Friday (30th), starting at 9 pm (GMT), in search of a place for the round of 16.
Ana Patricia and Rebecca play on Friday in search of a place in the round of 16 – Reuters/John Sibley/Rights Reserved
The Brazilian Leonardo de Deus didn’t work in the final of the 200 m (meters) butterfly style. The South Mato Grosso swimmer finished the race this Tuesday (27), at the Aquatic Center of the Japanese capital, in sixth place, with a time of 1min55s19. The mark was 24 hundredths above the one established by him in the semifinal, when he made the second best time.
LEO OF GOD IN SIXTH
Leo de Deus ♂️ is in sixth place in the 200m of @Olympic Games
It was his first career Olympic final!
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— Team Brazil (@timebrasil) July 28, 2021
In the 4×200 meters (m) freestyle relay, the Brazil team finished the final in the eighth and last position. Today’s race was held at the Aquatic Center in the Japanese capital. The young quartet formed by Fernando Scheffer, Murilo Sartori, Breno Correia and Luiz Altamir set a time of 7min8s22, almost half a second above the mark made in the undercard, which also earned them eighth place.
The group set a time of 7min8s22 in the 4×200m relay, almost half a second above the mark made in the tie – Satiro Sodré/SSPress/CBDA/Reserved Rights
Fabiana Silva’s 33rd birthday was not celebrated as expected. This Wednesday (27), the native of Rio de Janeiro said goodbye to the women’s tournament in the modality still in the first phase, after losing to the Chinese naturalized American Beiwen Zhang by 2 sets to 0, with partials of 9/21 and 10/21, in the Musashino Forest Park.
Number 69 in the ranking from the International Federation of the sport (IBF), Fabiana needed to beat her rival (14th in the world) without losing sets and with a difference greater than 14 points to stay ahead in the classification of Group H.
The Brazilian duo formed by Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani qualified for the semifinals of the Tokyo Games, by defeating the American Jessica Pegula and Bethanie Mattek-Sands by 2 sets to 1, in a 1h26min match. With the result, the pair already equals the best result of Brazilian tennis in the history of the Olympic Games, which was the semifinal of Fernando Meligeni, in Atlanta 1996.
Luisa Stefani and Laura Pigossi defeated the American duo and advanced to the semi-finals – Alexandre Castello Branco/COB/Reserved Rights
Fluminense Caio Souza finished in 17th place in the final of the men’s general individual in artistic gymnastics. The competition was held this Wednesday (28) at the Ariake Gymnastics Center, in the Ariake district, in the capital Tokyo. Diogo Soares, from São Paulo, was ranked 20th. There were 24 competitors who jumped in search of a medal in the decision.
Diogo, 19, the youngest of artistic gymnastics, had a total of 81,198 points, while Caio ended his participation with 81,532 points in the leaderboard.
GENERAL INDIVIDUAL 🤸♂️
Caio Souza finishes the most complete test of artistic gymnastics in 17th place, while the young Diogo Soares, in his Olympic debut, is in 20th position.
Thanks, boys! 👏👏👏
And tomorrow there’s Rebeca Andrade in the women’s competition!
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— Team Brazil (@timebrasil) July 28, 2021
Hugo Calderano from Rio de Janeiro, number six in the world, is out of the medal dispute in the table tennis singles bracket. The Brazilian was surpassed by 4 sets 2 in the quarterfinals by German Dimitrij Ovtcharov, 12th in the ranking Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup.
Despite the elimination, Calderano had the best performance in the country in the sport at the Olympic Games – at Rio 2016 he came out in the round of 16.
Hugo Calderano advances to the quarter finals – Wander Roberto/COB/Reserved Rights
The Brazilian men’s volleyball team lost this Wednesday to the Russian team (ROC) by 3 sets to 0, with partials of 25/22, 25/20 and 25/20. The duel was held at the Ariake Arena in the capital Tokyo.
With this result, Brazil dropped to third place in Group B. Russia took the lead, while the United States took the second place.
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