Student athletes from Tocantins embark for the 2022 Youth Games in Aracaju

Student athletes from Tocantins embark for the 2022 Youth Games in Aracaju
Student athletes from Tocantins embark for the 2022 Youth Games in Aracaju

Anxiety and a lot of excitement of the students athletes from Tocantins marked the departure on the morning of this Wednesday, 31, bound for Aracaju (SE) for the national competition of the Youth Games 2022, category from 15 to 17 years old, which take place from 2 to 17 , in the Sergipe capital. The student athletes were classified in the phases of the Tocantins Student Games (Jet’s), which are carried out by the Tocantins Department of Education (Seduc). The delegation of this first block is composed of six managers and 56 athletes who will compete in individual modalities: athletics; badminton, swimming, table tennis and beach volleyball.

The executive secretary of Seduc, Edinho Fernandes, was present at the departure to wish good luck to the delegation from Tocantins. “All the luck and blessings for the delegation from Tocantins that will represent Tocantins in the Youth Games in Aracaju. We are very happy, very proud of Tocantins’ participation and we are convinced that our athletes will do well in the games. Good luck to everyone”.

From the state education network, Maiconsuel Martins, from Ponte Alta do Tocantins, will compete in athletics, in the 800 meters event, and, moved, thanked him for the opportunity to participate in such an important event. “I thank everyone who helped me get where I thought I couldn’t, but I can still have many achievements and, God willing, bring a medal to our Tocantins. But, win or lose, I already feel like a winner.”

Athlete Geovanna Vieira Saraiva, 16, who is from Formoso do Araguaia, and is in her second year of high school at Colégio Benedito Pereira Bandeira, also wants to bring home a medal. The student will compete in the cycling modality. “I’m excited, I want to bring a medal, represent the state and gain experience.”

In all, there will be 136 athletes from 25 municipalities in Tocantins who will compete in 12 modalities: athletics; badminton, swimming, table tennis, beach volleyball, volleyball, futsal, handball, basketball, judo, rhythmic gymnastics and cycling.

The second block travels on the 5th, with three managers and 40 athletes from the following modalities: volleyball and futsal; the third block on the 11th, with three directors and 44 athletes who will compete in handball and basketball; and finally, on the 13th, three directors and 15 athletes from judo and rhythmic gymnastics will travel to the games in Aracaju.


The article is in Portuguese

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