After an uneventful morning and afternoon, the gold came to Brazil at the end of the day with Eduardo Rodrigues, Lucas Conceição and Hugo Calderano. The day also featured men’s volleyball qualifying for the semi-finals and medals in athletics, equestrian and table tennis. The men’s football and basketball teams also won in the group stages
With gold medals for Eduardo Rodrigues, in the 110m hurdles and Lucas Conceição, in the 400m dash, the Brazilians shone in athletics. Among the highlights, we also had Rafael Campos with bronze in the same category as Eduardo Rodrigues and
Hugo Calderano confirmed his favoritism and won gold at the Pan-American Games in Santiago. In the final against Cuban Andy Pereira, the Brazilian won by 4 sets to 0, with scores of 11-3, 11-8, 11-5, 11-4.
The biggest frustration of the day was Bruna Takahashi’s silver medal, which was very close to gold. In the final against her old acquaintance Adriana Diaz, from Puerto Rico, the Brazilian ended up defeated in the last set. The final score was 4-3, with scores of 9-11, 14-12, 11-3, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7 for the Puerto Rican.
In a very balanced match, Brazil beat Cuba 3-2 and is in the men’s volleyball semifinal. The partials of the match were 25/23; 25/16; 17/25; 25/27 and 18/16. Darlan was once again the team’s individual highlight, with 28 points converted. The Brazilian team has not won men’s volleyball at the Pan American Championships since Guadalajra 2011, and did not take important names to Chile, such as Bruninho, Lucarelli and Lucão.
With a narrow victory against the Mexican team, Brazil advances to the Pan-American final in Santiago. The only goal of the match was against, by Leone, final score: Brazil 1-0 Mexico. Now ‘Amarelinha’ will compete for the gold medal against Chile, on Sunday at 8pm.
The only medal of the day, for now, went to team equestrian, which won bronze. Setphan Barcha, Pedro Veniss, Rodrigo Pessoa and Marlon Zanotelli, the Brazilian team was behind only two Canadians (silver) and North Americans (gold).
In men’s handball, the team qualified first for the Pan Pan knockout stage. With today’s victory against Chile by 30×28, Team Brazil reached six points and guaranteed a place in the semifinal against the United States. The decisive match takes place this Friday (03), at 5:30 pm. Chile and Argentina compete for the other place in the final.
In the men’s second basketball game, the Brazilian team beat Mexico 93 x 43. The highest scorer was Lucas Dias, with 21 points and four three-pointers. With this, Brazil is in first place in group B, and returns to the court tomorrow against Puerto Rico, at 5:30 pm.