Tuesday night and Wednesday night weren’t the most fun for the Brazilians at the Tokyo Games. Falls in swimming and judo – with the right to a controversial arbitration decision – left beach volleyball with a bitter aftertaste. In the morning, another bitter taste prevailed by eliminating Hugo Calderano in table tennis.
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But the morning also had good news. In tennis, the duo of Laura Pegosi and Luisa Stefani received a historical rating, as well as Marcos D’Almeida in shooting. The day also had rankings in boxing and rowing. Check out the full summary of what happened so far:
First defeat in volleyball
In men’s volleyball, the Brazilian team lost its first defeat after the victories over Tunisia and Argentina. The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team played a great match and gave no chance to Renan Dal Zotto’s men. Russia won three sets to zero, with splits 25/22, 25/20 and 25/20.
Stay away from medals in gymnastics
Brazilians Caio Souza and Diogo Soares performed well in the men’s artistic gymnastics singles final, but were far from the podium. Kayo finished 17th and Diogo 20th. Japan’s Daiki Ashimoto won the gold medal. Xiao Ruoteng (China) won the silver and Nikita Nagorny (Russia) took the bronze.
Double makes tennis history
The duo of Laura Pegosi and Luisa Stefani qualified for the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Americans Bethany Mattek-Sands and Jessica Pegula on Wednesday by two sets to one. As a result, they tied for the best Brazilian Olympic participation in history, conquered by former tennis player Fernando Meligini in 1996.
The Brazilians advanced in the quarter-finals with portions of 1/6, 6/3 and 10/6 in the tiebreak. In the semi-finals, they will face the winning duo of the duel between Elaine Perez / Samantha Stosur (Australia) and Belinda Bencic / Victoria Golubek (Switzerland).
Luisa Stefani returned to the field hours later, on a Brazil morning, in a mixed doubles with Marcelo Melo. They faced Serbian duo Novak Djokovic, number one in the men’s singles rankings, and Nina Stojanovic. Serbia won: two sets to zero, and a partial 6-3, 6-4, eliminating the Brazilians from this tournament.
Judo has the controversy of dawn
Brazil once again suffered from controversial arbitration decisions in Tokyo. After a 14-minute fight against Russian Madina Taimazova and an excellent performance, Maria Portela was eliminated after receiving a questionable third Shido (the lightest penalty in the sport) for lack of fight.
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In the previous round, the Brazilian had defeated Negara Shine, of the Refugee Team, in 28 seconds. After his exit from the competition, the Brazilian was in tears:
“I really wanted to win.” you did not. It didn’t really happen.
Earlier, Rafael Macedo of Ippon suffered at the beginning of the fight against Islam Buzbayev of Kosovo and ended up eliminating him.
Hugo Calderano says goodbye to the quarter-finals
In table tennis, after Brazil crossed the last 16 in an unprecedented way, Calderano beat German Dmitriy Ovcharov with two sets to zero, but took the round and bid farewell to the Olympics with a 4-2 defeat.
Ovcharov, who will be Calderano’s teammate in Russia’s Orenburg, will meet China’s Ma Long in the semi-finals. With the defeat, the Brazilian loses the opportunity to at least compete for bronze.
Before facing the German, Calderano defeated Bogano Tokic of Slovenia by four sets to one, and South Korea’s Jang Wujin by 4 to 3.
Defeating Anna Patricia and Rebecca in beach volleyball
Beach volleyball hasn’t had the best rounds in recent days in Tokyo. After defeating Alison/Alvaro and Agatha/Duda, the pair Anna Patricia and Rebecca also lost in their second match in the competition. The Brazilians lost to the Latvian duo Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka in two sets to 1 (21×15, 12×21 and 15×12 partial).
The Brazilians are back in the sand by the D bracket on Friday, at 9 p.m., against North Americans Kelly Claes and Sarah Spoonsell.
The Brazilian makes shooting history
In his first appearance at the main shooting line, Marcus Dalmeida defeated Dutchman Sjev van den Berg after passing Briton Patrick Houston in the first stage. Both victories were 7-1 and the result is the best Brazilian archer in the history of the sport at the Olympics. And he will face Italian Mauro Nespoli in the round of 16 scheduled at 9:30 pm on Friday.
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No badminton left
Igor Coelho, who won Brazil’s first badminton win at the Olympics, did not resist Japan’s Kanta Tsuniyama and exited the next stage after losing by two sets to zero (21 x 14 and 21 x 8). Ligure made his first appearance in badminton by defeating Mauritanian Georges Julien Paul in the early hours of Monday with a score of 2-0 in badminton, with only the first place from each group advancing.
Brazil’s Fabiana Silva, making her first effective appearance at the Olympics, was knocked out by American Puyen Chang who won 2-0 – partly 21/9 and 21/10. With two defeats, Silva occupies the bottom of Group H and is knocked out in the round of 16. Only the first place holder advances the stage. At the 2016 Rio Games, the Brazilian was in reserve and did not enter the field.
Swimming: no medals
Today was not a good day in the pools in Tokyo. Brazil went off the podium in the two medal disputes in which they were involved. In the 200-meter butterfly, Leonardo de Dios finished sixth in a race won by Hungarian Christoph Milak.
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In the 4x200m freestyle relay, the Brazilian team, bronze medalist in the 200m freestyle Fernando Scheffer, finished eighth. The British quartet confirmed its preference in the men’s 4 x 200 meters free relay and won the gold medal with 6 m 58 sec.
In the qualifying competitions with the participation of Brazil – men’s 200m medley, women’s 100m freestyle and women’s 4x200m freestyle relay, the Brazilian swimmers could not advance among the finalists.
Another defeat in men’s handball
Brazil lost the third match in three matches played in the men’s handball championship, this time against Spain, by a margin of 32 to 25. The Brazilian team came out on top in almost the entire first half, but lost performance due to physical wear and tear from the game, as in the previous two matches, and failed Reply after the break.
With this setback, the Brazilian national team has to win its last two matches, against Argentina and Germany, and hopes that the Germans will lose to France, in the match that is still taking place this Wednesday. Otherwise, you will be eliminated from the group stage.
Sailing has ratings
Brazilians Ana Satila and Beppe Gonçalves qualified for the semi-finals in the slalom boat race on Wednesday. Satella ended the feud with the fourth best mark of the day and earned his place in the C1 class. Hoping for a medal for Brazil, Gonçalves is looking for the final in the K1 class after having a tenth best time in qualifying.
The semi-finals are scheduled to take place in the early hours of Thursday and Friday, respectively, both at 2 a.m. Brasilia time.
Boxing: Keno advances to the quarter-finals
Kino Marley, of Bahia, defeated China’s Chen Daxiang after a technical knockout in the light heavyweight category. Still in the first round, the Brazilian hit his opponent with a right punch. At the beginning of the second, the Chinese eyebrow opened with his head and confirmed victory.
As a result, Marley will play in the quarter-finals. The boxer is one victory away from getting at least a bronze medal.
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