Brazilians have good results, but are out of podium in triathlon at Paralympic Games in Tokyo – 29/08/2021

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Despite not coming out with a medal, the Brazilians put on good results in the triathlon this last day of the game Tokyo Paralympic Games. Among the men, Ronan Cordeiro and Carlos Rafael were fifth and sixth respectively, while Jessica Messali was fourth among the women.

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In the PTS5 class, for athletes with mild disabilities, Ronan fought for a medal until the transition from swimming to cycling, but was out of production in the second half of the race, finishing fifth with a time of 1h01m22s. The gold medal went to German Martin Schulz with a time of 58m10s.

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Carlos was fifth for most of the race, but dropped one place in the transition from cycling to running, finishing the race with 1h02m26s. The silver went to British George Pacegood, while Kanda’s Stephen Daniels closed the podium.

In the women’s PTS5, Jessica Mesali finished the race with a time of 1h16m23s, more than two minutes behind Spanish Eva María Pedrero, who won the bronze medal. Gold went to Kendall Gretsch from the United States, while Australian Lauren Parker won silver.

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