Pan-American champion men’s team – Photo: Miriam Jeske/COB
O Brazil this Sunday (05) won the gold medal in the dispute for teams of Table tennis after beating Canada in the grand final of men’s tournament of the modality. The Brazilians were superior in most of the match, dismissing match 5, to once again guarantee the top of the podium for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
The men’s team made up of Eric Jouti, Vitor Ishiy and Hugo Calderano reached the final after overcoming Argentina, comeback, 3-2, in a great game. Brazil’s opponent was Canada, with a team made up of Simeón Martin, Edward Ly and Eugene Wang who also beat the United States 3-2.
In the first game of the final confrontation, a doubles clash with a Brazilian victory. Eric Jouti It is Victor Ishiy they beat the Canadian duo formed by Simeón Martin and Eugene Wang 3-0 (11-9, 11-5 and 11-6). Then it was time to Hugo Calderano beat Canadian Edward Ly 3-1 (10-12, 11-0, 11-5 and 11-4) to take a 2-0 lead in the dispute.
In the third game, Eric Jouti was scheduled to face Eugene Wang and played a good game, balancing the actions of the match, however, in the decisive moments of each set the Canadian got the better and closed the match in 3 sets to 0 (11-9, 11-8 and 12-10), reducing the Brazilian advantage to 2-1.
In game 4, Hugo Calderano He faced Simeón Martin and gave his opponent no chance. The Brazilian won the match in 3 sets to 0 (11-6, 11-9 and 11-7) to guarantee Brazil’s third victory in the match and secure the gold medal in the men’s team tournament in Santiago.
In the tournament feminine, the team formed by Bruna Alexandre, Bruna Takahashi and Giulia Takahashi was unable to overcome the United States team in the semifinals and ended up with the bronze medal – there is no dispute for third place in the team competition (see how it went).