In detail. The men’s 100m sprint final at the Brazil Athletics Trophy was decided on the photo finish. Felipe Bardi and Rodrigo Nascimento completed the race in 10s13, with Felipe taking the gold medal in the thousandth place (10s125 against 10s129). The afternoon session on Wednesday (22) also had gold for Vitória Rosa in the women’s 100m and for Simone Ferraz and André Luiz Antonio in the 5000m.
The most awaited final of the day was the men’s 100m, with the expectation that Robson Caetano’s Brazilian record (10s00) could fall. The mark didn’t come, but the final was exciting. Felipe Bardi and Rodrigo Nascimento arrived practically together and Bardi took the gold by just four milliseconds. The bronze went to Erik Barbosa with 10s26. In the semifinal, Rodrigo managed a time of 10s04, below the index for the World Athletics Championship.
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Vitória Rosa confirmed her favoritism to take the gold medal in the women’s 100m. She started further back, but grew in the final 50 meters to win the race in 11s25. Lorraine Martins came in second with 11s40, followed by Ana Carolina Azevedo with 11s41.
BP in the background
In the women’s 5000m, the top five placed their best personal marks. Simone Ponte Ferraz was the champion of the race with a time of 16min02s34, surpassing her best time by one second. Jenifer do Nascimento took the silver medal, with 16min05s70. Graziele Zarri completed the podium with 16min07s74.
In the men’s version of the competition, the gold went to André Luiz Antonio. He had a time of 14:09.11, improving by 13 seconds his best time in his life. Gilmar Lopes was second with 14min16s55. The bronze went to Wendell Jeronimo with 14:18.34.
Decathlon in progress
The first day of the Brazil Trophy had the first five events of the decathlon. The leader of the competition so far is Pedro de Oliveira with 4049 points, highlighting his performance in the long jump, where he was the best with 7.44m (920 points), and in the 100m where he was the second fastest with 10s71 ( 926 points).
This afternoon’s session also featured the women’s hammer throw qualifiers. The first place was Mariana Marcelino with a throw of 66.46m.
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