Brazil takes two golds in the South American sub-15 and sub-19 table tennis



Santiago Regaira

Brazil won two more gold medals, two silver and two bronze in the South American Sub-15 and Sub-19 Table Tennis Championships, held in Lima, Peru. With the six medals won last Saturday (14), the Brazilian team reached the mark of 10 podiums in the competition.

The first title went to the duo Mahayla Sardá and Beatriz Fiore, in the under-15 category. After two dramatic duels against Ecuadorian opponents, in the quarterfinals and semifinals, when they both won 3-2, they decided the title against another Brazilian partnership, Karina Shiray and Lana Ozeki. Victory by 3 to 0 (11/4, 12/10 and 11/8), with a Brazilian double on the podium.

With a great campaign throughout the under-19 women’s doubles tournament, Beatriz Kanashiro and Sabrina Miyabara defeated Chile’s Fernanda Araneda and Sofia Vega in the decision, by 3 to 1 (11/9, 7/11, 11/6 and 11/9 ) and won the gold medal.

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Brazilians lose in detail in the U-15 men’s doubles final

Brazil’s second silver medal in the South American under-15 and under-19 table tennis, last Saturday, went to the duo Vicenzo Nakashima and Davi Fujii, in the under-15. They played a great game against Ecuadorians Juan Martin Gonzalez and Boris Villavicencio.

The Brazilians lost the first two sets by 11/9, reacted and tied the confrontation, with 11/4 and 11/5 on the scoreboard, but ended up being overcome in an exciting tiebreaker set by 14/12.

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Brazil wins bronze medals in the U-15 and U-19 men’s doubles

Juan Martin Gonzalez and Boris Villavicencio also beat another duo from Brazil formed by Hamilton Yamane and Felipe Lara in the semifinal of the men’s doubles under-15 tournament. As in the final, they also won 3-2 (7/11, 9/11, 11/9, 12/10 and 6/11), leaving the Brazilians with the bronze medal.

Finally, the second bronze went to the partnership Henrique Noguti and Leonardo Iizuka, in the under-19 category. In the semifinal, they fell to Argentina’s Lautaro Sato and Nicolas Callaba, 3-1 (11/13, 11/3, 6/11 and 9/11).

The tournament continues this Sunday, with mixed doubles and individual tournaments. The finals take place on Monday.

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