Espirito Santo closed the first block of the Youth Games this Monday (05) in Aracaju, Sergipe, with a total of nine medals over the three days of competition. Capixabas topped the podium in athletics, swimming and beach volleyball.
A highlight for swimmer Lais Gasparini, who won four medals: gold in the 50 and 100 freestyles and silver in the 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke. Lais is also involved in athletics. But he chose to swim in this edition of the games.
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“I also competed in athletics and even thought about doing it now, but I had a knee injury, and besides, athletics and swimming were held here on the same days, who is 17 years old.
Angelo Miguel, who is also 17 years old, also shone in athletics with two gold medals in 100 and 200 meters. One of the great promises of Brazil in sports, the resident of Itaunas will not rest. he will be in Sao Paulo next Friday (09) for the South American Under-18 Championship.
“I am tired: But I’m happy to arrive at the Rio in Sao Paulo with these two medals in my luggage. Last week I was also gold in the 100m in Bragança Paulista-SP, at the Brazilian U18 Championships. So I can. “Stop. – Americans will be more difficult. But let’s go look for another pulpit.”
Junior games continue this Wednesday
The Youth Games organized by the Olympic Committee of Brazil (COB) continue this Wednesday (7th) in Aracaju with the start of the second block. Capixabas will compete for futsal, taekwondo and volleyball medals.
The competition, which will also include basketball, cycling, rhythmic gymnastics, handball, judo and wrestling, will continue until the 17th.