The dream was for a gold medal, but Bia Ferreira made history at the Tokyo Olympics (Japan) by winning silver after losing the final of the 60 kg category in boxing to Irish Kellie Harrington, by unanimous decision of the judges, at dawn this Sunday (8) at the Kokugikan Arena.
IT’S PRAAAAAAAAAAAATA 🥈
It’s by Bia Ferreira (60kg)
Closing the 🥊🇧🇷 account with one of each color: 🥇🥈🥉
📸 Miriam Jeske/COB pic.twitter.com/QiKzPLJq4z
— Team Brazil (@timebrasil) August 8, 2021
“The athlete always wants to win. I knew it was being a close match. She was superior, but I believe it was a beautiful fight, she used the strategy of nullifying my game and I couldn’t change that. But I’m happy to be on this podium, to get silver, it was very important as I’ve been participating in championships and, only in one so far, I haven’t been able to be on the podium. So being here has the same weight, as if it were gold. It’s hard, but it’s gratifying to see that I worked, I made the best choices”, said the boxer, after the fight, to the Olympic Committee of Brazil (COB).
And Bia also expressed her desire to pursue the long-awaited gold medal in the next edition of the Games in Paris: “Tokyo is over, but this year we still have the World Cup, so we can’t stop. What’s up Paris? I’ll talk to my trainer over there and let’s see. For me, yes. I want to change the color of this medal”.
With Bia Ferreira’s silver, Brazilian boxing ends the Tokyo Games with three medals. Before that came the gold by Hebert Conceição, in the category up to 75 kilos, and the bronze by Abner Teixeira, in the category up to 91 kilos.
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