Beard, hair and mustache: Bardi bids goodbye to South American with 3 gold medals


After the 100-meter title, the American was the champion in two other races, the 200 and 4×100 square meters

By Rodrigo Alonso

31 May 2021 at 15:51 • Last updated on 31 May 2021 at 15:53 ​​PM

Athlete skyrocketed in Olympic ranking score – Photo: Disclosure / South American Athletics

American Felipe Birdy shaved his beard, hair and mustache at the 52nd South American Athletics Championships in Ecuador. After winning the title in the 100 meter dash last Saturday (29), Sprinter was the champion in the 200 and 4 × 100 meter dash in his other two races this Monday.

In the 200 meters, he reached the 20s49 mark. With his help, the Brazilian team won the 4 × 100 meter relay with 39s10. The quartet also had Eric Felipe Barbosa Cardoso, Derrick de Souza Silva and Bruno Lince Tenorio de Barros.

After winning the 100 and 200 meters, Bardi achieved classification for the 2022 World Cup in both events. The tournament will take place in the United States from July 15 to 24.

The 22-year-old American also skyrocketed to the Olympic ranking score and therefore expanded his chances of making his place at the Tokyo Games. If the incident had happened today, it would have been guaranteed at both 100 meters and 4 × 100 meters.

In this second, in the 200 meters, Bardi doubled with compatriot Lucas Conceicao Villar, who finished the race in 20s62. In third place was Anderson Marquinz of Ecuador, with 20s63.

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In the 4 × 100 meters, the runners-up were Colombians, with 39s65, and the Guyana team completing the podium with 40s02.


In a publication on its website, the South American Athletics Confederation highlighted the ‘double’ won by the American, as they had won in the 100 and 200 meter events, in the same competition.

In the post, the organization brings a list of 13 athletes who achieved the feat in the other 20 editions of the continental tournament. The last time in 2013 was Alex Quinonez of Ecuador.

Before Bardi, only six Brazilians in South American had made a ‘double’: Jose Bento de Assis Jr., in 1939, 1941, and 1945; Jose Tales de Conceicao in 1958; Rui da Silva, in 1945, 1985 and 1949; Altevir da Silva Araújo Filho, in 1949; Robson Caetano da Silva; In 1987, 1991, 1993 and 1995; And Andre Domingos da Silva, in 2005.

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