Brazil ends its participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with two silvers in the early hours of this Sunday and the best campaign in history. The Brazilian women’s volleyball team was no match for the United States in the final and ended up defeated 3-0, with partials from 25 to 21, 25 to 20 and 25 to 14. Beatriz Ferreira also took the silver medal after losing the final of the lightweight division by unanimous decision of the judges, for the Irish Kellie Harrington. With that, Brazil finished in the best position in its history, 12th place, and broke the podium record with 21 medals won. The previous best marks were 13th place and 19 medals, won at Rio 2016. The campaign in Tokyo also equaled the highest number of golds in an edition, with seven. There were also six silvers and eight bronzes.
were medal of gold Italo Ferreira (surfing); Martina Grael and Kahena Kunze (sailing); Rebeca Andrade (artistic gymnastics); Ana Marcela Cunha (water marathon); Isaquias Queiroz (canoeing); Hebert Conceição (boxing); and the Brazilian men’s soccer team. were medal of silver Kelvin Hoefler (skateboard); Rayssa Leal (skateboard); Pedro Barros (skateboard); Beatriz Ferreira (boxing); Rebeca Andrade (artistic gymnastics); Brazilian women’s volleyball team. And they were medal of bronze Mayra Aguiar (judo); Daniel Cargnin (judo); Fernando Scheffer (swimming); Bruno Fratus (swimming); Thiago Braz (pole vaulting); Alison dos Santos (athletics); Abner Teixeira (boxing); and Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani (tennis).
The United States ended up leading the medal table, with 39 gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze medals. China was in second place, with 38 golds, 32 silvers and 18 bronzes. And Japan finished third, with 27 golds, 14 silvers and 17 bronzes. To mark the official end of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the flame was extinguished from the Olympic pyre at the closing ceremony, which took place this Sunday morning.
Tokyo 2020 returns later this month, with the Paralympic Games starting on August 24th. Afterwards, the Olympic pyre will only be lit again in 2024, when the Olympics will be held in Paris. An Olympic cycle that is shorter than usual, but that is already full of expectations.