Zebra in Chile! In the men’s section of the archery individual recurve competition at the Pan de Santiago, the Brazilian Marcus D’Almeida, number one in the world rankings in the sport, lost his match in the round of 16 and left the tournament early. Among the women, Ana Machado eliminated her compatriot and qualified for the quarterfinals stage.
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Bronze medalist at the last World Cup, Marcus was defeated by Cuban Javier Vega in a very balanced contest, which ended with a score of 6-5. Before that, the Brazilian had beaten Ecuadorian Lester Ortegón 6-0. Furthermore, also in the men, Matheus Gomes and Matheus Ely ended up eliminated in the round of 32, losing their matches to Colombian Daniel Betancur and Cuban Hugo Franco, respectively.
In the women’s recurve, in turn, Ana Machado qualified for the quarterfinal stage and remains alive in the fight for medals. She started her campaign by defeating Canadian Amelia Gagne 6-0. Soon after, in a national clash against Sarah Nikitin, Ana defeated her opponent by a score of 6-4. Now, she will face Mexican Angela Ruiz, 32nd in the rankings. worldwide. Ane Marcelle dos Santos lost in the round of 16 to Venezuelan Daniela Chacón.
Furthermore, Brazil will return to the archery competition this Friday (3), in the mixed team competition. At 2:30 pm, Brasília-DF time, the Brazilians will face Peru in the round of 16.
Brazilians fall into the octaves in the compound bow
In addition to the recurve competition, the knockout stage also took place in the individual keys of the compound bow. In the men’s category, Luccas Abreu lost the duel to the Chilean Alejandro Martin by 157 to 156, in a match decided only by the tiebreaker.
The same happened with Larissa Oliveira, who fell to Salvadoran Paola Corado by a score of 156 to 155. Finally, Eiry Nisi was overcome by Paola Ramírez, from Puerto Rico. Furthermore, in the mixed teams of the compound, Brazil will face Puerto Rico, also this Friday (3), at 2:55 pm.
Journalist from Espírito Santo graduated from PUC-SP and lover of Olympic and Paralympic sports.