11/09/2016 14h05 - Updated 11/09/2016 14h05

Brazilian breaks world record and won gold in the final of 100 privates meters

The sum now Brazil 21 medals at Paralympics 2016 (six golds, nine silvers and six bronzes).
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The Brazilian athlete Petruchio Ferreira dos Santos, 19 years, won today (11) gold in the 100 privates meters, T47 category of athletics, Paralimpíadas in Rio 2016. Petruchio also broke world record, with a time of 10s57. In the same test, Brazilian Yohansson Nascimento came in third place and won the bronze.

After the race, in TV interview with Brazil, Petruchio thanked the encouragement of the Brazilian fans to win gold. “I'd say be participating at home, with all this crowd here supporting us, I would say that was the forcinha more than we were in need. this support, this incentive, this jerk house staff”, celebrated paraibano.

Yohansson said he struggled to get second place and ensure the Brazilian double podium, but leaves the raised head competition with bronze. “I gave my best and most important is to be among the top three in the competition over these 11 year career”, said.

The athlete has not decided whether to participate in the traditional relay race for teams of athletics. “Glad to know that our Brazilian team is one of the strongest of all relay times. The 400 meters still have to see if I will run, because I prepared exclusively for running these 100 meters”, highlighted.

The sum now Brazil 21 medals at Paralympics 2016 (six golds, nine silvers and six bronzes) and follows in the fifth position of the medal table.

Source: Agency Brazil

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