The first day of the World Cup of Diving in Tokyo (Japan) was not desired by Brazilians. At dawn on Saturday (first), Isaac Souza and Kavan Perera (men’s ten-meter synchronized platform) and Anna Lucia Santos and Luana Lira (women’s three-meter synchronized springboard) did not qualify for the respective finals. Since the event functions as a pre-Olympic event, the country will not have representatives in these games, which will also be held in the Japanese capital.
In the final at the 2019 Water Sports World Championship in Gwangju (South Korea), Isaac and Kawan performed six synchronized jumps and completed the preliminary round in 13th place, with 329.16 points, almost eight points behind the Italians Andes Parsen and Eduard Gugiu. , Who came in 12th place. And finished last in the final of the ten meter platform. After the third jump, the Brazilian pair advanced to eighth place, but failed to maintain a good order of notes.
The British partnership between Thomas Delhi and Matthew Lee was the World Cup champion, with Randall Villaras and Evan Garcia of Mexico in second place and Canadians Vincent Riando and Nathan Zombor-Murray in third place. Couples from Mexico and Canada qualify for Tokyo in addition to Ukraine (fourth place) and South Korea (fifth). Two years before the United Kingdom was guaranteed a third place in the World Cup.
Ana Lucia and Luana, in turn, completed the preliminary stage of the three-meter springboard in 16th and last place. They remain in the top 12 after the first three jumps. In the final two, grades dropped significantly and Brazilians fell into the general classification.
The winners in this race were Chinese ie Chang and Yiwen Chen, while the others were Canadian Jennifer Abel and Melissa Cittrini-Beaulieu. With the two countries already at the Olympics from the World Cup side, the Italians qualified for the Olympics with bronze medals, Elena Bertouchi and Chiara Pelkani teaming up with Germany (fourth), the United States (fifth) and. United Kingdom (sixth).
The World Cup continues for the Brazilian on Sunday (2), at 9 pm (Brasilia time), ending with the women’s three-meter trampoline. Anna Lucia and Luana are in dispute, which is personal. Then, on Monday (3), at 0:30 am, the preliminary phase of the men’s ten-meter platform begins, with Isaac and Cavan representing Brazil. The semi-finals of the two races are scheduled for 4:45 AM and 6:45 PM of the other, respectively.