The first two Brazilians to compete in wheelchair fencing at the Tokyo Paralympics (Japan) ended up being eliminated. Mônica Santos and Vanderson Chaves did not pass the qualifying phase, at dawn this Wednesday (25th) at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center.
In the contest for the women’s individual saber in category B, Mônica lost her five matches to the Japanese Chisato Abe (5 to 1), the Hungarian Boglarka Mezo (5 to 1), to the Ukrainian Olena Fedota (5 to 4) , the Chinese Shumei Tan (5 to 0) and Irina Mishurova (5 to 3), from the Russian Paralympic Committee.
In the men’s individual saber Vanderson Chaves also lost all of his matches, to Hungarian Istvan Tarjanyi (5-1), French Maxime Valet (5-1), Polish Grzegorz Pluta (5-1), Canadian Pierre Mainville (5 to 0) and Alexander Kurzin (5 to 1) of the Russian Paralympic Committee.
Brazil is back fighting for medals in wheelchair fencing this Wednesday night, with Paralympic champion Jovane Guissoni and Carminha Oliveira.
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