Continuing the participation of the Brazilians in European meetings, the sprinters again obtained good results this Sunday (28/5), attempting the indices and points required in the world ranking of athletics to be part of the selection that will go to the World Cup. in Budapest, Hungary, from August 19 to 27 this year.
In Germany, at the Meeting International de Rehlingen, valid for the silver circuit of the World Athletics Continental Tour-2023, a Brazilian double in the 100 m, with the victory of Felipe Bardi dos Santos, with 10.16 (1.2), and silver of Erik Cardoso, with 10.20 – ran 10.08 in the semi-finals. The two athletes train with Darci Ferreira and defend the SESI-SP. Belgian Vleminckx Kobe finished third with 10.22.
Thursday (25/5), the Brazilians had already achieved a double at the Cyprus International Meeting, but with Erik winning (10.29), followed by Felipe Bardi (10.36).
“This year, I came with them and I am adjusting the work between competitions. I see that they are maturing and it is a good experience, very valid. I’m happy with the results here in Europe and the climate – people come to see athletics as a family program, it’s really nice to see the respect from the public and from other athletes. I hope that in the next competitions they will improve their mark even more. I see it as a positive and I thank CBAt and COB for giving us this opportunity,” said coach Darci Ferreira.
“We are here for the Permanent Selection (Brazilian Athletics Confederation) and the Santiago Connection program (Brazilian Olympic Committee). This 10.08 from Erik in the semi-finals was very important for the group, for them to realize that they can go further,” added Darci, also thanking Sesi, his club. The athletes are now heading to Portugal, to continue training at Jamor, Oeiras.
At the Meeting International in Chania, Greece, Lorraine Martins (Pinheiros-SP) won the 100m, with 11.42 (0.3), a competition held at the Elena Venizelou National Stadium and valid for the bronze circuit of the World Athletics Continental Tour- 2023 . Lorraine, trained by Renan Valdiero, in Rio de Janeiro, had an excellent race. Switzerland’s Salomé Kora was second, 11.48, followed by Slovakia’s Viktória Forster, with 11.65.
In the 400m hurdles, Chayenne Pereira da Silva (Pinheiros-SP) finished in third place, with 56.57. The Czech Nikoleta Jichova was the winner, with 55.92, followed by the Greek Dimitra Gnafak (56.24).
In the 100m hurdles, Ketiley Batista (ASPMP-SP) finished in fifth place, with 13.47 (-0.9). The podium was formed by the Dutch Maayke Tjin A-Lim (13.02), followed by the Cypriot Dafni Georgiou (13.25) and the Romanian Anamaria Nestericuc (13.32).
Maria Victória Sena (APA-SP) also finished fifth on her European Tour debut and finished the 400m in 55.19. The podium was composed of Belgian Naomi Van den Broeck, with 52.79, followed by Canadian Zoe Sherar, with 53.08, and Italian Alessandra Bonora, with 53.21.
At the Donnas International Meeting in Val d’Aosta, Italy, Paloma Cardoso (Espéria-SP) made her debut on the European circuit in second place in the heptathlon (with 5,296 points, a personal best). Italian Marta Giovannini took first place (5,411 points).
DIAMOND ALLOY – In the Rabat stage of the Diamond Athletics League 2023, in Morocco, also disputed this Sunday, the Brazilian Rafael Pereira did not get off to a good start, after two aborted shots in the 110m hurdles. The AABLU-SC miner was in sixth place, with 13.68 (-1.3). Jamaican Rasheed Broadbell was the winner with 13.08. followed by two-time world champion Grant Holloway of the United States at 13.12 and Jamaican Hansle Parchment at 13.24.
It was the debut of Rafael, the South American record holder, in this year’s Diamond League. In an interview with the Brazilian Olympic Channel to journalist João Barreto, he said that his life has completely changed in recent months. “I’m married, I changed clubs and coaches. I train in Chula Vista, USA with Alison dos Santos and coach Felipe de Siqueira,” he commented. “I’m adapting and the goal is to run under 13 seconds and play in the Budapest World Cup final in August and the Paris 2024 Olympics.”
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