The Brazilian equestrian team won the bronze medal in the jumping team competition at the 2023 Pan American Games, held in Santiago (Chile). The feat was achieved this Wednesday (1), at the Chilean Army Riding School, in the city of Quillota, by Rodrigo Pessoa, Marlon Zanotelli, Pedro Veniss and Stephan Barcha. Gold went to the United States and Canada to silver.
“We demonstrated that we are always among the best and it is important to always fight for a medal in whatever the championship. We had a small margin of maneuver, things happened that weren’t planned, Marlon had a slightly delicate problem with his mare, I made a small mistake on the first pass and on the second I couldn’t correct it. These were mistakes to analyze and see how to correct next time, and next year, in Paris, is obviously more important, but at least we don’t leave here with nothing. We went from gold to bronze”, declared Rodrigo Pessoa.
Another sport in which Brazil had a great Wednesday was speed canoeing. In the disputed events held in the Gran Laguna of San Pedro de la Paz, the country qualified for the finals of the three events it competed in.
In the K1 500 meters, Ana Paula Vergutz won her semifinal heat and advanced to the decisive contest, which will be held next Friday (3). In the K2 500 meters, Roberto Maehler and Heuer Rodrigues advanced in the qualifiers and then finished the semifinal in third place. Finally, Valdenice Conceição secured the decision in the C1 200 meters.