A Brazilian delegation arrived in Canada this week to participate in the 10th edition of the Eisstocksport America Cup. The competition takes place in the city of Kingston, located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Saint Lawrence River in the Canadian province of Ontario. The challenges will take place from Saturday 22 and will continue until July 27, Thursday of next week.
Brazilian participation will be through a women’s team, made up of athletes Rejane Böhm, Márcia Reis, Patrícia Lauschner, Ingrid Emmel and Claci Lied. On the other hand, the male representatives are Milton Bressler and Luís Eduardo Kaufmann, who will compete in mixed training teams, bringing together female athletes. In addition, athletes also participate in individual competitions.
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The president of the Gaúcha Sports Federation of Eisstocksport (FGDE), Sérgio Böhm, does not accompany the delegation in this edition of the sporting event, but is in the crowd for the good performance of the competitors in the disputes. However, he regretted the difficulties imposed by Canada for the issuance of visas, which made it impossible for more athletes to participate in the competition. “We stayed for more than six months in bureaucratic negotiations and removals and even paying all the fees we had no return for new visas. Those who leave already had a visa or have an American visa, ”he says.
This is the second time that Brazil has traveled to Canada for the America’s Cup. The first was in 2015, during the 6th edition of the event. In this edition, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Guatemala also participate. “Before the Copa América, there is a Canadian tournament with the participation of teams from Austria and India, so it will be another positive and enriching international experience for the Brazilian athletes”, concludes the manager.
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