Gymnasts Amazonas win gold in the South American of Colombia

The athletes are the pride of Brazil in international event.
09/10/2016 15h58 - Updated 10/10/2016 11h30
Photo: Nathália Silveira/Sejel

The delegation of the Amazon shone in the South American Rhythmic Gymnastics held since Friday, 06, Municipal Coliseum not Paipa, Colombia. Representing Brazil, they won unprecedented gold for career, with the overall note 19.200, in two presentations with hands-free, Pre child together. To go to the competition, the delegation receives Amazonas Government support, via the State Secretariat for Youth, Sports and leisure (Sejel).

Form the canary team the Clara Mendes athletes, 10, Camila Cunha, 10, Evelyn Lamego, 10, Isabela Lages,10, Raicca Tomé, 8, and technical Fabricia Viana. The team captain has the trajectory until the podium was difficult, but that girls have successfully face Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Colombia.

"Until the last moment the girls were focused and determined, because we were fighting directly against Argentina. Our greatest difficulty, inclusive, was breathing, as the altitude somewhat complicated, but our athletes decided they would all during the two minutes and thirty presentation ", said Viana.

Golden team's technique also reported to stop dribbling the altitude and the climate with low temperature, It had to use breathing techniques so that the presentation was not affected. "In addition to the necessary focus, able to work the heavy breathing, enough for the team to get the complete series. With the cold we suffered a bit too, but nothing that would compromise ", said.

The presentation of the group was all inspired by the Disney cartoon 'Not Home on the Range' and the conquest, according to Fabricia, It is linked to the dedication of the last months. Or event for, gymnasts came to train over 30 Hours per week.

"In GR is required exclusive dedication, as the priority mode perfection. both, The training took place from Monday to Saturday, from 16h to 21h, in the Olympic Village of Manaus (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) and the College Adalberto Valle (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)”, told coach, which along with the champion team arrives in Manaus on Tuesday, day 11.

The vacancy for the South American was conquered in June this year, after the Amazon team beat Brazil Sets Cup, event that took place in the Gymnastics Centre Bianca Maia Mendonça, located in the Olympic Village of Manaus, no Dom Pedro.

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