Brazil takes first place at South American Games in Medellin (COL)
In swimming, the Brazilian team collected 51 medals (27 gold, 17 silver and seven bronze), while Venezuela finished second with a tally of 24 medals (nine gold, six silver and nine bronze) and Argentina took the third place with 19 medals (three gold, six silver and ten bronze). Brazilian swimmer Fabíola Molina in the women’s category and Guilherme Guido in the men’s category won the “Señor of Sípan Trophy”. The best performance goes to Joanna Maranhão, who won five gold medals (in the 200m and 400m individual medley, 400m freestyle, 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle) and a bronze medal in the 800m freestyle.
The Brazilian women’s water polo team too, grabbed gold at the South American Games. In the final game, Brazil defeated the Venezuelan squad by 15-4. Brazilian player Luiza Carvalho was elected the best player of the South American Games. All in all, the Brazilian women’s team scored 54 goals and won all games in the tournament.
The men’s water polo team conquered the bronze medal, after beating Venezuela by 11-3. In the overall competition, the Brazilian men’s team scored 87 goals.
In synchronised swimming, the Brazilian team won all the titles on offer, walking off with nine gold medals. Brazilian synchronised swimmer Nayara Figueira was elected best swimmer of the competition and was awarded a special trophy in this regard.