Brazilians guarantee their place on the skateboard of Tokyo Games. sport

Brazilians guarantee their place on the skateboard of Tokyo Games.  sport

He finished the Due Tour in the United States in the top 20 places and guaranteed a place in the Olympics (Photo: Divulgao – CBSK)

Brazilians Dora Varela, Isadora Pacheco and Yandiara Esp made it to the next edition of the Olympic Games. Among the first 20 venues of the event held in Des Moines, members of the skateboarding selection, in park modalities, guaranteed, last Friday (21), attendance in Tokyo, when the Due Tour (last chance of classification for the Olympics) ended In the United States.

After qualifying, Yandiara Esp of Santa Catarina, in a statement by Confederao Brasileira de Skate, highlighted the challenges of securing a spot in the context of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic: “We are in this Olympic race since 2018 . A lot has happened. Ubiquitous epidemic. We did not compete for a full year. Suddenly this competition appears as the final qualifier. It was a mixture of emotion, tension, nervousness […]. And I did it. Wow, it was a relief and a great pleasure to do what I came to do, my purpose ”.

Brazil has continued to participate in the Due Tour, with both men and women likely to qualify for the Tokyo Games in the men’s park and alleyway.

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