Portugal made its debut at the multi-sport Europeans in Munich, this Thursday, with rowing on a promissory note and artistic gymnastics with a modest performance, saving the qualification of young Mariana Parente for the youth.
The whole process of progression in rowing was messed up, in which the brothers Afonso and Dinis Costa ended the series, three only the first advanced straight to the end: in the previous scheme, with different alternatives, better alternatives, follow-up to the semi-finals, which , however, were suppressed.
At 500, 1000, 1500 and at the finish line, at 2000 meters, Afonso and Dinis always followed in second, with less than two seconds of difference to Italy, bronze in Tokyo 2020, which asserted the status to care, for 1.98 seconds compared to the 7.08.04 minutes of the Portuguese combined.
In the two repetitions on Friday morning, the first two will go on to the final, with the Portuguese having as main opponents the Czech Republic, fourth in Tokyo 2020, and Spain, seventh in the Olympic Games, in which Afonso was 13th. , in a team with the experienced Pedro Fraga.
With a season marked by a non-posterior emotional injury and in a shoulder, it admittedly affected her physical condition and the Olympian Filipa could not fulfill her desire to have a clean test in the asymmetric parallels, the only apparatus in which she competed in Munich, in which a fall shattered their hopes.
also due to some personal problems of other athletes, the good news came for the young team Mariana Parente, only 15 years old, who despite having 50th final in the “allaround”, with 46,733. spots.
Discounting as athletes from the 13 most well-recognized teams, 23 more won the opportunity to be in Liverpool in October, with the Portuguese being the 12th.
In terms of teams, Portugal did not manage, as expected, to qualify for the World Cup, destined for the 13 strongest teams, ending up, even so, below expectations, in a modest 22nd, with 138,764 points.
Like this result, it was a final of European teams, for eight forms as well as the tests of the individual tests of any of the devices.
Lia Sobral was 72nd, with 43,132 points, one place ahead of Mafalda Costa, with 43,032.
The second edition of the championships championships is underway in Munich, until August 21, and will gather nine editions in Portugal, remaining in seven editions: canoeing, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, table tennis and triathlon.