Fernandes Borges wins index in disc release for Olympics

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This Saturday marks a special moment in Fernandes Borges’ career: Gaucho qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the time of the disc launch. She won her event at Chula Vista in the United States, where she participates in international training and competitions camps with a mark of 64.21 meters, crossing the 63.50 meters required by World Athletics.

Fernanda has been working with the Spanish Jose Luis Martinez since March, when he traveled to San Diego. He was virtually being coached by the coach from September 2020. She was sixth at the Doha-2019 World Championships in Qatar with 62.24 meters, in throwing events and in the women’s category of events in the best women’s category in history.

“I hope to be a good brand fit at some point. I want training more, because I’m ready for more”, commented Launcher, who has 64.66m as a personal record.

With the qualification of Brazilian defending champion Fernanda, there are now two athletes for the record in Tokyo. In addition to Gaucho, Andresa Oliveira de Morais (Pinheiros), a Brazilian and South American record holder, also has an index.

More Brazilians participated in the competition in the United States. In the 200-meter run, Vittoria Rosa (Pinheiros) won with 23s12, followed by Ana Carolina Azvedo (CT Maranhoe), with 23s90, and Tabata Carvalho (AA Maringá), with 24s37. Tiffany Marinho (Orkampi) ended the feud in fifth place with 24s40.

In the 400m contention, Anderson Heinrichs (AABLU) was the winner with 45s84. In fourth place João Henrique Falco Cabral (CT Maranhoe) came in with 47s14. Another win came from Marcio Tales (ORCP) in the 400m hurdles, with 52s34.

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Brazil reached the podium in the women’s 400m, with Tabata Carvalho, runner-up with 53s, and Joao Falco in the men’s 200m, with 22s05.

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