Two-time Brazilian champions of the Snipe Class, Bahian sailors Juliana Duque and Rafael Martins will compete within the Copa Brasil de Praia, between subsequent Monday (twenty ninth) and June 4th, in Arraial do Cabo, in Rio de Janeiro. The competitors is legitimate as Brazil’s last qualifier for the 2023 Pan American Video games in Santiago.
The duo from Bahia was chargeable for securing Brazilian crusing’s place within the Video games, which can happen within the Chilean capital between October twentieth and November fifth. The classification got here after Juliana and Rafael conquered, in March, the second place within the Western Hemisphere and Asia Championship (WH&A). The consultant of the nation within the Pan, nevertheless, will probably be outlined within the Copa Brasil de Praia.
“We’ve got simply returned from an intense season of coaching and studying in Spain and France. The Copa Brasil de Praia is a problem and we will attempt to assure a spot for the Pan”, mentioned Rafael Martins.
The sailors competed within the 2019 Pan American Video games, held in Peru, and gained a bronze medal within the Snipe class. “We’re absolutely centered on preparation, we wish to take part for the second time”, mentioned Juliana.
Athletes from the Bahia Yacht Membership, Juliana and Rafael met on the membership. At the moment, they’re married and, since 2016, they share the identical boat as skilled athletes.
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