Brazilian archery ended the last day of competitions with two more silver medals, with the right to an Olympic place for the country in Paris 2024. Ana Machado from São Paulo, making her debut at the Pan, won an unprecedented medal in the women’s recurve arch, and to top it off , secured a place in the women’s competition in Paris. Previously, the São Paulo native also reached the mixed doubles podium, alongside Marcus D’Almeida from Rio, who on Saturday (4) won bronze in the men’s team.
To reach the final of the women’s recurve arch, Ana Machado eliminated the North American Casey Kaufhold, current number two in the world, in the semifinals, by 6 to 4. Afterwards, the Brazilian lost the gold after being surpassed in the final by the Mexican Alejandra Valencia by 7 to 1.
“My first Pan and it was very incredible. It was an incredible week and I managed to do everything I set out to do. We managed to get a place in Paris, which was our main objective, and two more medals”, celebrated the archer, in a statement on the Brazilian Olympic Committee website.
Sunday was also good for Marcus D’Ameida who, for the first time, won two medals in the same edition of the Pan American Games.
“It was tough. Everyone came with team A to the archery championship here because it counts for an Olympic spot, it’s a very important championship. Everyone who didn’t have an Olympic place prioritized this in the calendar, which wasn’t the case for me. So, I knew that some things could happen and I wouldn’t leave here with gold, but I’m happy to leave with two medals. Every Pan I left with one medal, today I’m leaving with two”, celebrated the carioca, who was https://twitter.com/timebrasil/status/1720838837880987655 in men’s team archery.
The Brazilian performance, with three podiums, is the best in the history of the competition. Furthermore, the country has a guaranteed presence in the individual and mixed events at the Paris 2024 Olympics. Places in archery are not nominal: the country’s representatives will be defined by criteria established by the Brazilian Archery Confederation. (CBTArco) .