Brazil finished seventh in the men’s 4x100m and triple jump finals at Hayward Field for the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA, this Saturday.
In the men’s 4×100 m relay, the Brazilian team composed of Rodrigo do Nascimento, Felipe Birdie, Derrick Souza and Eric Cardoso recorded a time of 38s25, their best result of the year, but insufficient to guarantee a podium. In the semifinals, the athletes crossed the finish line in 38s41.
Rodrigo remarked, “Our route was better, although the person of each was not so good”. “We ran in Lane 1, but I had Jamaica and the United States as a parameter, strong teams. So I don’t think it was a big problem,” Derrick said. “We always want more, but we leave the track with our heads held high,” Felipe said. “The team was very focused and we hit all the dice, but we want to get better”, concluded Eric.
Canada won the gold medal, surprised Eugene’s stadium, USA won the silver medal. Great Britain closed the stage of the race.
In the triple jump, Almir Jr. also finished seventh with 16.87 m (0.1), a point obtained in his third attempt. Cuban-born Portuguese Pedro Piccardo won the gold medal with a time of 17.95 m (0.3). Burkina Faso’s Hughes Fabrice Zango won the silver medal with a time of 17.55 m (1.4), while the Chinese Yaming Zhu took the bronze with a time of 17.31 m (-0.8).
“I’m happy because I managed to get a consistency of results lower than I expected. I want to be stable above 17m. Unfortunately today I couldn’t fit in the race, there was no lack of will, there was none lack of fighting”, Mato Grosso remarked. “I know I can do more, and I will work for next season, aiming for the new World Cup and the Paris 2024 Games in the long term.”