Amazon delegation embarks for João Pessoa in search of medals in the School Gamesaltogether, 163 athletes will represent the Amazon in the Children's category of competition (12 a 14 years)
The countdown to the Youth School Games (HER), that happens 20 a 30 September in Singapore, in Paraiba, started. In this weekend, athletes of the Amazon delegation began to sail into competition, and the rest of the representatives follows Monday, 19. For a season, the student-athletes have the Amazonas Government support, via the State Secretariat for Youth, Sports and leisure (Sejel) and the State Department of Education (Seduc).
altogether, 163 athletes will represent the Amazon in the Children's category of competition (12 a 14 years), and 50 students from private schools and 113 from 64 public institutions in the capital and the interior. Besides Manaus, It is part of the delegation students from nine municipalities, It is Careiro Brown, Novo Airão, Nhamundá, Barreirinha, Parintins, San Sebastian Uatumã , Silves, Manacapuru and Itacoatiara.
Athletes of the individual categories began to travel on Saturday and the rest is Monday, day 19, the Eduardo Gomes International Airport, for the flight 14h57. The round of collective arrangements continues during the week.
"In all, 70 students have traveled to João Pessoa this weekend and this second complete individual group, more athletes embarking the afternoon. of 163 representatives, 86 them compete for individual sports, occurring in the first week of competition, and the rest will face by teams, What happens in the last days ", He explained the general coordinator of the Amazon deletion, Lilian Valente.
Total, an average of four thousand young people from all over Brazil participate in the largest student sports event in the country, with dispute 13 modalities, and: Athletics, badminton, biking, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, fights, swimming, table tennis, chess, basketball, futsal, handball and volleyball. The main objective of the event is to contribute to social inclusion through sport, besides serving as a platform for the identification of athletes for high-performance.
Focus on the podium – Who prepared very well to represent the Amazon was the class that will compete in judo. School Senator Antovila Mourão Vieira, located in San Lázaro, area on, Andria Santos, from 12 years, She followed to the letter the training to reach the top of the podium.
"I've been training pulled, strong. I want to go there (in Singapore) and show my work, win this gold medal to my school, especially for our state. I am very anxious, it is the first time I participate in School Games ", He told the young, who has experience in national championships.
"I have stayed in the top five of my class in Brazilian, in Bahia, in 2015, and now I trained every day for JEJ and hope to bring the medal. Despite the unrest, will not let the psychological be an opponent ", said.
With the experience of last year's competition, judoka Uytan Son, 13 years, La Salle College, It is more prepared for editing 2016. Unlike the last event, the goal now is medalhar.
"Last year I lost my fights, but I gained experience. Now I hope to do better, not make mistakes like last competition, and come away with the victory. I'm more mature and confident of good performance. Nothing will be easy, but I'm focused ", he said.
For the coach of ferinhas of Judo, sensei Ronald Cardoso, athletes promise to surprise in disputes. "Near 80% our athletes were training for the Under-15 Brazilian and consequently were training for School Games. Our esquipe is mixed with athletes who have been and those who go first, what happens in a lot of confidence. Hope is good results. The boys have a chance to surprise and everyone will give their best to go down in history ", said Ronald.