Brazil already has, in Tokyo, the best campaign in its history at the Paralympics. At the moment, the Brazilian performance in Japan correlates with that of London-2012 in terms of the number of gold medals (21) and silver (14), but is already ahead in bronze (26 to 8). In addition, at least one more medal will come at the next dawn, when the Brazilian men’s team football 5, the blind, challenge the final way against Argentina.
The certainty of the record holders came with the gold medal for Thiago Paulino, Thiagão, in the shot placed in the F57 class, in a competition that also took the bronze for Marco Aurelio Borges. Among them stood a Chinese man with a silver medal.
The swimming competition, in which Brazil won eight gold medals, on Friday (3), has already ended with the last bronze from Brazil, with Wendell Bellarmino, in the blind category, in the 100-meter butterfly. When this result occurred, swimming topped the domestic medal table in Brazil, tied in athletics in gold and silver, but ahead of bronze.
But it is athletics that will end that feud at the top, holding a record for medals. Way reached its ninth gold medal today, surpassing the 2016 Rio campaign, when Brazil won eight gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze, for a total of 33 medals.
And there are more medals to win, because the sports competitions still have another day of competition at Tokyo National Stadium, this Saturday (4) in Japan, and with marathon competition in five different classes on Sunday (5), to wrap up the Paralympics. Table.
The trend is that these events will allow Brazil to expand its overall gold medal record and athletics record. The most difficult goal will be to break the medal record on both lists. In athletics, the country has won 22 medals, compared to 33 in the 2016 Rio campaign, and a total of 61, compared to 72.
At least one medal will come from futsal, which is competing in the final against Argentina. In the volleyball Seated, Brazil in the bronze decisions, in male and female, against Bosnia and Canada, respectively. In addition, the country has real chances to win a medal in taekwondo (Deborah Menezes is the current world champion in the category and will be fighting tomorrow), in Parapadmenton (Vitor Tavares in the semi-finals) and in speed rowing events.
At the moment, the country ranks seventh in the medal table, with one gold behind the Netherlands and three behind Ukraine. But there are chances that Brazil will win these two places and take the fifth place. The Dutch focus their medals on cycling and the Ukrainians on swimming, and these two methods have already ended their disputes.
Anyway, at worst, Brazil repeats the 7th place in London in 2012. This is because the 8th place in Tokyo is Australia, which is three gold medals behind Brazil and its medals focus on swimming.
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