Felipe Bardi has been called for the South American Athletics Championship

Felipe Bardi has been called for the South American Athletics Championship

Confirmed presence

The competition will take place in Ecuador between the 29th and 31st of this month; Americanense is enrolled in three events

By Rodrigo Alonso

25 May 20:14 at 14:31 • Last updated on 25 May 2021 at 16:32

American sprinter Felipe Bardi has been called up for the 52nd South American Athletics Championships, which will take place in Ecuador between the 29th and 31st of this month.

The list of athletes representing Brazil was released on Monday (24) by CBAt (Confederation of Brazilian Athletics). In total, the union called 39 men and 40 women.

Apart from 4 × 100 relay, athletes will run in 100 and 200 meters – Photo: Wagner Carmo / CBAT

Birdie will run in the 100 and 200 meters in addition to the 4 × 100 meter relay. In the previous edition of the tournament, in 2019, in Peru, he won the silver medal in the 100 meters.

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At first, this year’s competition will be in Buenos Aires, but Argentina quit hosting the event due to the worsening of the coronovirus epidemic (Covid-19). The championship then shifted to Guayaquil.

The continental champions will qualify for the 2022 World Championship, which will take place in the United States.

According to the CBAt, in parallel, the 2021 South American World Athletics distributes an “expressive” score for athletes ranked in the Tokyo Olympic Games by the points rankings. Another means of classification is by index.

Bardi is divided between these two paths. In terms of index, the 22-year-old American would have to do 10.05 in the 100 meters, 20s24 in his main event or 200 meters.

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The ranking, in turn, only closes on 29 June. However, if the finale were to take place today, Bardi would have been among the athletes who qualified for the 100 meters.

Currently, he leads the South American rankings of 2021 by finishing second in the 200 meters with 20s44, and 10s10 in the 100 meters.

The return
After training and competing abroad since March 17, the American returned to Brazil last Sunday. Most of the time, he concentrated with the Brazilian team at Chula Vista in the United States.

“Hope is great” [para o Sul-Americano]. I am doing very well, I am training very well, without any pain. I am very happy with my results in the United States, ”Bardi told the Liberals.

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