Brazil moved up to sixth place in the medal tally of the Paralympic Games at Tokyo-2020, with only three days of competitions, four golds (among them with a world record) and two bronzes in athletics, as well as a “three-of-a-kind”. gold, silver swimming bronze. The best Brazilian placement was in London-2012, when the country finished seventh overall, and the goal for this edition is to remain in the top-10 as outlined by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB).
Nine medals (27) this Friday – five gold, one silver and three bronze – gave Brazil a total of 17 victories, including six gold, four silver and seven bronze. Competitions with tradition among Brazilians, such as jumping in speed and athletics, showed that the country is well past the transition of generations, with good performances from both experienced athletes and Tokyo debutants, training difficulties. After months of overcoming. Epidemic.
In pace, Brazil had three representatives in the final of the 100 m class T46/47 (athletes with disabilities in the upper limbs), including world record holder Patricio Ferreira with 10s42, gold with a Paralympic record and reaching the championships: 10s53. After a poor start, he managed to move up to first place after a superb recovery, followed by Polish Michael Deras with 10s61 to finish second. Bronze went to another Brazilian, Washington Jr., with 10s68. Lucas Lima finished sixth.
Gold with a world record, Juliana Heinrich’s technique with Covid-19 after losing her technique and a period of depression with less training time. The prize went to Wallace Santos, who managed 12m63 in the F55 category in shot put (athletes with polio sequelae, spinal cord injuries or amputations, who compete in a wheelchair), ahead of Bulgarian Ruzdi Ruzdi, with 12m23 , who had the world record with 12m47.