After world champion Natalie Molhausen, another representative is secured at the Tokyo Olympics (Japan) in the Brazilian fence. This Friday (26th), Guilharme Toldo guaranteed the game itself to be in foil controversies by winning a spot among the 64 best men in the Grand Prix tournament in Doha (Qatar). The competition closes the rankings for the event in the Japanese capital.
This will be Todo’s second Olympic participation in the 2012 London Olympics (United Kingdom), one of the country’s fencers. Gaucho, who was ranked 26 in the world rankings, earned his place in Tokyo as America’s best athlete. Outside of the United States (the country based on ranking rankings) and Canada (the continent’s best pick after the United States), Venezuela currently ranks 66th, ahead of Victor Lyon’s competition.
Toldo, who did not compete internationally in 13 months, won four games and lost two. The hens (Group), qualifying for the second leg, which brought together 128 of the best in the Grand Prix. Gaucho defeated Turkish Martino Minuto and advanced to the 64th stage. Leon, in turn, was overtaken at the same stage by American Bryce Louie. This offense was guaranteed by Venezuela to Brazil in Tokyo.
Toldo returns on Sunday (28), 3:20 pm (Brasilia time), to compete against Briton Marcus Mpsted (15th in the world). If he is one of the 32 best players, Gaucho will face either South Korea’s Kim Dongsu or Frenchman Walrand Roger in the round of 16.
It will begin the women’s tournament in Doha, with two Brazilians, starting at 3 am on Saturday (27). There is 17-year-old Rafaella Gomes, who will compete in the first adult international championship of her career. The second is Bea Bulko, who can guarantee – like Toldo – a place in Tokyo if the contest ends as America’s best in the Olympic rankings. São Paulo, ranked 83rd and which did not compete for a year, fights Colombian Saskia Loretta Garcia (40th) and Venezuela Anabella Gonzalez (76th). Bronze at the Pan American Games in Lima (Peru) in 2019, he is already guaranteed, at least, at the Pre-Olympic Games in Panama in late April.