Since success in judo, karate, chess, athletics and rhythmic gymnastics the previous week, which included two gold medals and qualification for the South American School Championships in Chile, Alagoas continued to shine with 17 additional medals in taekwondo, wrestling, basketball, handball, volleyball and futsal.
The head of the Alagoas delegation, Paulo Buarque, expressed his satisfaction with the historic result, highlighting the investment made by the Government of Alagoas and the State Department of Education following the Alagoas Student Games, Jeal. He emphasized that the desire of students to participate in the national stages of the Games has encouraged sports practice in schools in Alagoas.
Highlights include the gold won by Marcos Rian Soares Saldanha in the 61 kg taekwondo category and the seven medals won in the wrestling modality, including an overall team classification. Handball featured in two medals, with Colégio Contato taking silver in the men’s and Colégio Santa Úrsula winning gold in the women’s.
The teams’ effort and resilience were evident, especially in the women’s handball team, which broke a fast of more than 20 years. Professor Deyvid Figueredo highlighted the difficulties faced by the team, including serious injuries, but emphasized overcoming and determination to achieve gold.
Furthermore, the athletes and wrestling professor Roberto Amorim highlighted the importance of the sport’s achievements. The professor highlighted the year of victories for wrestling in Alagoas, with several medals in national and international competitions, demonstrating the quality and potential of the state’s athletes.
In summary, Alagoas’ participation in the 2023 Brazilian School Games represented a milestone in the state’s history, demonstrating not only the sporting talent of students, but also the support and investment of local authorities to promote sport and education through competitions. . Winning the 33 medals was a testament to the hard work, dedication and passion of Alagoas athletes and coaches. This performance certainly fuels hope and expectations for future participation and achievements in school sporting events.