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Published on 12/8/2021 5:53 PM
Deaf Olympics ends with medals, record and lots of celebration
Parasports Secretary Agtônio Guedes, CBDS President Diane Kyosen, First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro and Minister Marcos Pontes at the opening of the Deaf Olympics - Photo: CBDS
Athletes from all over the country competed in the National Deaf Olympics, a competition that ended on Tuesday (7/12). There were 740 athletes, 280 women and 470 men, in addition to 60 support professionals for a dispute of 15 sports that began last Saturday (4/12), in São José dos Campos (SP). The national competition aimed at deaf athletes is a partnership between the Federal Government and the Brazilian Confederation of Deaf Sports (CBDS).
São Paulo was consecrated the big winner of the dispute with 42 medals: 24 gold, 11 silver and seven bronze. The second place overall in the Deaf Olympics went to Rio de Janeiro, which totaled ten gold medals in a 21-medal campaign. Rio Grande do Sul was third, with eight golds, seven silvers and seven bronzes, totaling 22 podiums.
Aline Bieger, from Rio Grande do Sul, left the athletics track with three gold medals around her neck. The athlete won the 100m, 200m and 400m easily. In swimming, Santos swimmer Guilherme Maia Kabbach came out with six gold medals in the competition and a national record broken in all competitions. "This National Deaf Olympiad was gratifying for me. I managed to conquer all the records in all the competitions. I was only missing the 50m and 100m breaststroke, which are now mine. Now we are heading to the International Deaf Olympiad in 2022", celebrated the athlete.
The chess dispute ended in an unusual way: after a triple draw, the gold, silver and bronze medals were defined by drawing lots. The highest point of the podium went to Maria Carolina Bonfim, from Paraná. The silver medal went to Aline Souza Silva, from São Paulo, and the bronze to Giselle Pereira Gama Garcia, from Ceará.
The Federal Government invested R$1.2 million to guarantee the event, with R$800,000 from the Ministry of Citizenship's budget and R$400,000 in parliamentary amendments. "In the national event, the Federal Government directly enters as one of the biggest sponsors, thus allowing the execution of this action so that the deaf population feels encouraged to participate in this event, as well as in future events, not letting the culture of participation be erased sports”, emphasized the national secretary of Parasports of the Ministry of Citizenship, Agtônio Guedes Dantas
The national Deaflympics serves as selective to assemble the teams that will represent the Brazilian teams for the International Deaflympics, Deaflympics. International competition is one of the oldest events on the world sporting calendar, second only to the Olympic Games. In its 24th edition, the Deaf Olympics arrives in Latin America and Brazil for the first time since 1924.
The competition will take place in Caxias do Sul (RS) and will take place between May 1st and 15th. The event is expected to bring together around 8,000 athletes to compete in 21 sports. More than 75 countries have already confirmed their participation.
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