Ana Patricia and Rebecca will be the last Brazilian pair to make their debut in the Olympic Beach Volleyball Tournament in Tokyo-2020. They enter the court this Sunday at 11 p.m. (GMT) in a valid duel for Group D against Bracksides Khadambi and Gaudensia Makokha of Kenya. This will be the first match between the two partnerships.
The Brazilian is seeded number 4 in the Olympic tournament and comes from a silver medal at the four-star stage in Gstaad, Switzerland, a competition on the World Tour, and the last time he played before moving to Japan. Ana Patricia from Minas Gerais, 23, pays attention to his opponents, even when dealing with a team without tradition.
“We don’t know much about the Kenya pair, but if they are in the Olympics they need a lot of attention and they deserve all our respect. I think the most important thing is that we play our best Focus on creating, follow through on everything. We’re training. It will happen. Our start at the Olympics, there’s always the panic of the first game and I hope we do well about it,” he remarked.
About to play for the first time in the Olympic version, Ana Patricia was convinced and called the fans of Brazil. “This is the biggest competition on the planet, and making a good debut will give us even more strength for other matches against traditional pairs. We count on the support and positive energy of all the Brazilian people,” said Blocker.
After the game against Kenya, Ana Patricia and Rebecca will face Groudina/Kravsenoka from Latvia this Tuesday. They then close out the first leg on Friday with a duel against Claes/Sponsile from the United States.
Brazil started with two decent wins in beach volleyball at Tokyo 2020. This Saturday, Alisson/अलlvaro Filho defeated Argentina’s Azad/Capogrosso by 2 sets to 0 (21/16 and 21/17). Then Agatha/Duda passed through Galle/Pereira in Argentina in two consecutive sets (21/19 and 21/11). Evandro and Bruno Schmidt make their debuts this Saturday at 11 p.m. (GMT) against Chilean cousins Esteban and Marco Grimalt.