International Paralympic Committee
Brazil’s Andrew Parsons was re-elected this Sunday as chairman of the International Paralympic Committee. The single candidate, Parsons, has been leading the unit since 2017, and has received 98% of valid votes. The new term runs until 2025. Andrew Parsons was the chairman of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee and the Paralympic Committee of the Americas, and has held various roles within the Paralympic movement over the past 24 years.
Brazil’s Silvana Fernandes won the gold medal in the 75 kg category at the World Parataikwondo Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Overall, the country got 7 medals, 1 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze. Seventeen Brazilians took part in the competition.
The women’s football teams of So Paulo and Flamengo won the opening games of the Brazil Ladies Cup, taking place at Santana do Paranaiba in So Paulo. The competition is attended by 8 clubs, 6 of which are Brazilian. The second round of the tournament will take place this Tuesday.
Brazil’s artistic gymnastics team won 9 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals at the sport’s South American Championships in San Juan, Argentina this weekend. Brazil won 8 gold medals, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals at the South American Trampoline Gymnastics Championships in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
This Sunday, Ana Marcella Cunha won gold in the Israel stage of the World Aquatic Marathon Circuit. Ana Marcella finished the race in 2h 01min 36sec and 60th. In the men’s dispute, Brazil missed the podium. The best result in the country came from Allan do Carmo, who was in 14th place.