Swimmer Fernando Scheffer and tennis participant Luisa Stefani, each Olympic medalists in Tokyo, have been chosen because the flag bearers for the Brazilian delegation on the opening of the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. The announcement was made by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. The opening ceremony is about to happen on Friday (Oct. 20), at Chile’s National Stadium.
This continental competitors will grant 100 direct spots in 21 totally different sports activities for the Paris Olympics subsequent 12 months.
On her Instagram account, Stefani expressed her deep honor to be entrusted with the accountability of carrying the nationwide image on the Pan’s opening ceremony. She achieved an unprecedented milestone for Brazil in Tokyo by profitable a bronze medal within the doubles alongside her fellow Brazilian Laura Pigossi.
“I was thrilled and extremely delighted by this invitation. Being a part of Team Brazil and carrying our flag alongside many athletes who have been my inspiration since childhood is a great honor. I hope to fulfill this mission with great success,” shared the 26-year-old tennis participant.
Scheffer additionally took to social media to share his pleasure about main the nationwide delegation on the Pan’s opening. As an Olympic bronze medalist within the 200-meter freestyle occasion in Tokyo, he already possesses two gold medals and a silver from the earlier Pan Games in Lima, Peru.
Team Brazil is represented by 622 athletes and 11 reserves, together with 1,020 members of the technical commissions, confederation officers, and the Brazilian Olympic Committee itself.
Boxing stands out as the person sport within the Pan Games that gives essentially the most Olympic qualification spots for Paris 2024, with a complete of 30 positions accessible.
Source: Agencia Brasil