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vinipereira

South American Games 2018

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Colombia 1 gold ahead of Brazil in the medal table. Again an uneventful day, but next 4 days will be really interesting with a little over 150 events to go.

 

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Wow!!, so many golds for Colombia today, is in 61 and the day is not finish yet......

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43 minutes ago, konig said:

Wow!!, so many golds for Colombia today, is in 61 and the day is not finish yet......

 

Many more to come with Diving, Boxing, Wrestling... they'll definitely finish in first place.

 

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Just a fun fact. Graziela Paulino (who won the women's individual recurve in archery) is indigenous.

 

In 2016, the athlete from Amazon tried to be the first indigenous person to represent Brazil in the Olympic Games, but didn't qualify. Maybe she has a chance for 2020...

 

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5 minutes ago, vinipereira said:

 

Many more to come with Diving, Boxing, Wrestling... they'll definitely finish in first place.

 

I hope your sport managmente understand to this games mustn be understimate, Brazil needs to send more and better athletes to defeat Colombia in Asuncion 2022.

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7 minutes ago, konig said:

I hope your sport managmente understand to this games mustn be understimate, Brazil needs to send more and better athletes to defeat Colombia in Asuncion 2022.

 

I personally like the decision to send less athletes and weaker teams in many sports, but I just don't understand how we are represented by "B" teams (or didn't even send athletes) for sports we're just "okay" (like Boxing, Cycling, Diving, Artistic Swimming, Rowing, Weightlifting etc). For me, we should always have "A" teams in sports in which we're far from the best, even if we don't win golds.

 

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Just like in women's, Argentina and Brazil have qualified for the Pan American Games in men's handball.

 

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7 horas atrás, konig disse:

I hope your sport managmente understand to this games mustn be understimate, Brazil needs to send more and better athletes to defeat Colombia in Asuncion 2022.

 

Not gonna happen. Virtually no one knows about the South American Games in Brazil. The major TV networks ignored the event, and not even channels on cable TV are broadcasting. It's like it just never existed. Why would the federations care about a competition virtually no one cares about around here? Too bad, I know, but unfortunately I can't see things changing in the near future, unless we host the Games in 2026. 

Like @vinipereira said, this is mostly seen as a competition for lesser known or beginner athletes, and I have to say I also like it this way. If we send out best athletes, I believe the results will not be exciting. In gymnastics, for example, we sent our best gymnasts and so far we have 16 of 21 gold medals. Of course we have world class gymnasts from other nations (such as Tomás González from Chile and Jossimar Calvo from Colombia), but even they can't keep up with the Brazilian athletes. The best thing that happened was Dominici beating two Olympic finalists and earning gold, but this was the only good surprise of the whole competition, in my opinion.

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hace 59 minutos, thiago_simoes said:

If we send out best athletes, I believe the results will not be exciting. In gymnastics, for example, we sent our best gymnasts and so far we have 16 of 21 gold medals. Of course we have world class gymnasts from other nations (such as Tomás González from Chile and Jossimar Calvo from Colombia), but even they can't keep up with the Brazilian athletes. The best thing that happened was Dominici beating two Olympic finalists and earning gold, but this was the only good surprise of the whole competition, in my opinion.

 

Ok, but that's just one sport. If anything, the other nations are reducing the gap in most sports. I only see Judo as one where Brazil could still sweep most golds assuming everyone came here with the best.

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7 minutos atrás, LDOG disse:

 

Ok, but that's just one sport. If anything, the other nations are reducing the gap in most sports. I only see Judo as one where Brazil could still sweep most golds assuming everyone came here with the best.


I'd say judo, swimming, gymnastics (especially rhythmic), table tennis, volleyball and beach volleyball. We could easily have 50+ gold medals on these sports if we brought our best athletes. 

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hace 19 minutos, thiago_simoes said:


I'd say judo, swimming, gymnastics (especially rhythmic), table tennis, volleyball and beach volleyball. We could easily have 50+ gold medals on these sports if we brought our best athletes. 

 

Only judo would be a radical increase. Volley is just 4 medals anyway and I think the swimming golds wouldn't increase if Argentina also takes the best team. Actually I think you would have 1 or 2 less.

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8 horas atrás, LDOG disse:

 

Only judo would be a radical increase. Volley is just 4 medals anyway and I think the swimming golds wouldn't increase if Argentina also takes the best team. Actually I think you would have 1 or 2 less.

 

Wait, has Argentina drastically improved in swimming? I don't follow smaller competitions in swimming, but at the world championships and at the Olympics, Brazilian athletes always get medals while Argentina never makes a strong impression (except for Grabich in 2015). I'd be truly surprised if in a head to head competition against the best swimmers from Argentina our swimmers managed to perform worse than the newcomers performed here against not so great athletes.

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