Rafael Pereira breaks South American 110m hurdles record



Gabriel Constantino, Rafael Pereira and Eduardo de Deus (Photo: Arquivo/Wagner Carmo/CBAt)

The second day of the Brazil Athletics Trophy started with a lot of emotion at the Nilton Santos Stadium. This Thursday morning (23), Rafael Henrique Pereira took the gold in the 110m hurdles, beating the South American record of the event, with 13.17 (0.4m/s). Gabriel Constantino and Eduardo de Deus, who completed the podium, still ran below 13.30.

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Rafael Pereira won the race with 13.17, setting the South American record for the race. He surpassed by one hundredth the mark of Gabriel Constantino, made in July 2019. Gabriel, by the way, was the runner-up of the Brazil Trophy this year, scoring 13.23. Eduardo de Deus won the bronze, scoring 13.27.

Rafael Pereira’s record is also the sixth best time this year, equal to Jamaican Omar McLeod, Olympic champion in 2016 and world champion in 2017. The owner of the best time of the year is the American Devon Allen, with 12.84. Gabriel Constantino’s mark leaves him in 12th place in the ranking of the season, while Eduardo de Deus is in 15th. The three will compete in the Oregon World Cup, which will take place from July 15th.

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women’s finals

Among women, in the 100m hurdles, Micaela Rosa won gold with leftovers. She won with 13.00 pins, more than half a second ahead of Ketiley Batista, who was silver with 13.51. Micaela was just two hundredths away from making his best mark of the season. Caroline Thomaz took the bronze at 13.63.

The other final played this morning was the hammer throw. Mariana Marcelino took the gold with a wide advantage, scoring 66.11m, almost seven meters ahead of the second place, Anna Paula Magalhães. The bronze went to Mveh Viviane Jeane de Dieu Gracielle, with 57.12m. Mariana Marcelino was the only one to record records over 60m – all six of her launches passed the mark.

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Playoffs

Among the qualifiers played this Thursday at the Brazil Athletics Trophy, Jaqueline Beatriz Weber stood out, who had the best time in the 800m, with 2:08.50. Antonia Keyla Barros also did well, with 2:08.66. Among men, the best time was with Leonardo Santos, 20 years old, who scored 1:48.06. Guilherme Kurtz scored 1:48.62.

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