It was the penultimate day of the South American 2019 Beach Games. And Brazil had a lot to celebrate in Rosario on Friday, 22. In the Stand-Up Paddle (SUP), Arthur Santacreu and Aline Adisaka were champions in the sprint. In the technical test, Lena Ribeiro got the gold and Vinnicius Furtado was silver. In the beach tennis, an irreproachable performance. The Brazilians will be in the five finals of the modality: individual and doubles women, individual and doubles men and mixed doubles. Highlight for Joana Cortez and Rafaella Miller who make the decision totally green and yellow. Finally, at beach soccer, the team beat Colombia 7-4 and will play the South American classic against Argentina in the gold competition.
The celebrations of the Brazilian fans began early in the morning, when the SUP disputes began. In the Sprint race, Arthur Santacreu won with the time of 41'44. Itzel Delgado, from Peru, took the silver and Diego Soreira, from Argentina, was bronze. In the female, Aline Adisaka also got the gold with the time of 51'07. Natália de la Lama of Argentina and Giannisa Vecco of Peru were in second and third places, respectively.
Soon after, in the technical test, Vinnicius Furtado was left with the silver, behind the Peruvian Itzel Delgado. The bronze went to Argentina's Matias Leguizamon. In the women's game, another gold for Lena Ribeiro that finished the race with the added time of 47:51 after the three laps. Juliana Gonzalez of Argentina and Giannisa Vecco of Peru completed the podium.
"A test that was not easy, were 6km with a lot of current and a lot of wind, both in the same direction. When I got the contra, I had to do a lot of strength. But I managed to open a bit of advantage for the opponents and, on the third lap, I even held a little to save for tomorrow's test. I'm pretty happy with the win, "said Lena, who made the times of 15:22, 16:09 and 16:19 on each of the laps. This Saturday, she contests the 17km marathon race of SUP. In addition, Brazil will also be represented by Vinnicius Furtado in the competition.
The Brazilians had a familiar face in the delivery of the medals. The general director of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), Rogério Sampaio, is in Rosario accompanying the Brazilian delegation and was responsible for rewarding the Brazilians.