(Photo: Alexandre Loureiro/COB)
Brazil won two medals in the 110m hurdles at the Santiago-2023 Pan American Games. Eduardo Rodrigues and Rafael Pereira took gold and bronze, respectively, in the final of the race this Wednesday (1st). Still in athletics, in the women’s 100m hurdles, Ketiley Batista came in fourth place.
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Bronze medalist in Lima-2019, Eduardo Rodrigues had a good start to the race in the final and by the third barrier he had already consolidated his lead. The Brazilian took off at the end to finish first in 13.67 and take home another medal, this time gold. A 28-year-old Campinas native, he was at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The silver medal went to the American De’vion Wilson, who finished the race in 13.78. Closing the Brazilian double, Rafael Pereira got the bronze. Making his first appearance at Pans, he also had a good start, but lost intensity halfway through and finished third, completing the race in 14.04. He was just one hundredth ahead of Chilean Martin Saenz, who was in fourth place.
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In the women’s 100m hurdles, Ketiley Batista was the only representative from Brazil. The top three placed ahead, while the other athletes, including the Brazilian, fought for fourth place. In the end, Ketiley managed to stretch at the finish to secure fourth place, in 13s38. The gold medal went to Andrea Vargas, from Costa Rica, with a time of 13.06, beating Greisys Roble, from Cuba, by three hundredths. The American Alaysha Johnson came in third place, with 13.19.
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