Brazil leads medals panel at Junior Pan American Games in Cali

After the first day of disputes, there are 10 golds, 5 silvers and 5

Published in 27/11/2021 - 11:50 By Juliano Justo - Repórter da TV Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

The Brazilian delegation won 10 golds, 5 silvers and 5 bronzes on the first day of the Junior Pan American Games, which are being played in Cali, Colombia. With the results of Friday (26), the green and yellow team took the lead in the medals table. And, in addition, it classified eight athletes for the Pan American Games in Santiago 2023.

Jogos Pan-americanos Júnior Cali 2021 - Competição de Skate, no Circuito Skate Park Calida. Pamela Rosa durante a prova.
Junior Cali 2021 Pan American Games - Skate Competition, at Skate Park Calida Circuit. Pamela Rosa during the race. - Washington Alves/COB

The first places were for triathlete Miguel Hidalgo and skater Pâmela Rosa, who won the disputes in their respective sports. Besides them, Lucas Rabelo (skate street), Sandy Macedo (taekwondo – 57kg), Aléxia Nascimento (judo – 48kg), Gabriel Falcão (judo – 73kg), Maria Paula Heitmann (400m freestyle) and Matheus Gonche (200m butterfly) also stayed. with the gold medal and guaranteed themselves in the adult tournament that will be played in the Chilean capital in two years' time.

Na foto, o atleta Matheus Pereira, medalha de bronze.
In the photo, athlete Matheus Pereira, bronze medal. - William Lucas/COB

"It was an incredible day, the result speaks for itself. It's a very big step in my career and an immense happiness to be champion in this first edition of Pan Junior", said Sandy Macedo, speaking to the staff of the Olympic Committee in Brazil. a historic moment. I had very complicated fights, especially in the final, when I started at a disadvantage of two Shidos. But I had the strength and I feel fulfilled for having won the spot for the Pan de Santiago", celebrated Aléxia Nascimento, who defeated the Venezuelan Maria Gabriela Guzmán in the decision.

Ketleyn Quadros fica com o bronze no Grand Slam de Abu Dhabi.
Ketleyn Quadros takes bronze in the Grand Slam of Abu Dhabi. - Breno Barros/Rededoesporte.gov.br

Brazilian athletes took to the podium in eight different disciplines: triathlon, skateboarding, judo, taekwondo, swimming, shooting, artistic gymnastics and speed canoeing.

The competition continues to be played in Colombia until the next December 5th. And Brazil is represented by the third largest delegation at the event. There are 358 athletes. Only the hosts, with 417, and Mexico, with 381, have more participants.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Maria Claudia

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