The note sent previously had two names of the women’s rhythmic gymnastics team wrong. Deborah Medrado and Maria Eduarda Arakaki did not compete. The correct team has Vitória Borges and Gabriella Castilho. Corrected version follows:
Renan Gallina won the gold medal for Brazil in the 200m at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. The sprinter, just 19 years old, completed the course in 20.37, leading the race from start to finish. José Arnaldo Gonzalez, from the Dominican Republic, took silver, while Nadale Buntin, from Saint Kitts and Nevis, finished with bronze.
Gallina is the youngest athlete champion in athletics in Santiago. He repeated the feat of two other Brazilians, who also won the 200m. They are: Robson Caetano, in 1991, and Claudinei Quirino da Silva, in 1999.
The Brazilian returned to the track for the men’s 4x100m race. Gallina closed the race and confirmed another gold medal for Brazil, which also included Rodrigo do Nascimento, Erik Felipe Barbosa and Felipe Bardi. The national team finished first with 38.68, ahead of Cuba, with 39.26, and Argentina, which won the bronze medal, with 39.48.
In the women’s 200m, Ana Carolina de Jesus won the bronze medal after finishing the race in third place, behind only the champion Marileidy, from the Dominican Republic, and the silver medalist, the Cuban Yunisleidy De La Caridad.
In the women’s 4x100m event, Brazil finished in fifth place. The gold went to Cuba, which was ahead of Chile, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.
After Barbara Domingos and Duda Alexandre won Brazil’s first individual medals at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, with gold and bronze, respectively, the Brazilian team returned to the highest place on the podium in the team competition.
Bárbara Galvão, Gabriella Castilho, Giovanna Oliveira, Vitória Borges and Nicole Duarte represented Brazil in the dispute. They totaled 64,450 points for the country. Mexico took silver, with 61,750, against 58,300 from the United States, in third.
The Brazilian team will compete this Friday in the decision of the five arches. On Saturday, the final is mixed choreography. The expectation is for more medals for Brazil.
Juliana de Menis hit the beam and came very close to winning a medal in the pole vault. She came in 4th place. Isabel DeMaco finished in ninth place, ahead of Beatriz Chagas, in tenth. The gold was won by American Bridget Williams. Mariley Robeilys Peinado, from Venezuela, won the silver, and Aslin Quiala, with the bronze medal.
In the shot put, Ana Caroline da Silva finished the competition with fifth place. The gold went to Dawn Sarah Mitton, from Canada. Angelica Rosa Ramirez, from Puerto Rico, took silver and American Adelaide Aquilla won the bronze medal.
Brazil advanced to the men’s basketball semifinals by defeating Puerto Rico, this Thursday, by 72 to 69, in a very balanced duel from start to finish. The place in the final will be played against Venezuela.R