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Brazilians debut at the Winter Paralympics

In this Sunday (7), the green-yellow delegation debuted, in Beijing, at the Winter Paralympic Games. Among the six athletes representing the country, Aline Rocha stands out. on ski cross countryin the women’s long race (15 km), held in the city of Zhangjiakou, 180 kilometers from the Chinese capital, the woman from Paraná finished the dispute in seventh place, with a time of 50:45.7. Brazilians debut at the Winter Paralympics

“It was difficult, but it was very good. I suffered a little, but I am very happy. This race is the longest, so I was more controlled. In the others, I will go strong from start to finish, hoping to do better in medium distance (7.5km)”, analyzed Aline, who became paraplegic after suffering a car accident at age 15.

In Beijing, Cristian Ribera managed to be the best among the four Brazilians in the long (18 km) ski race cross country, with 14th place. Guilherme Rocha, Robelson Lula and Wesley dos Santos also competed in the race. Cristian completed the circuit in 52min29s1. Guilherme Rocha finished the race in 19th place, with a time of 55min18s9, followed by Robelson Lula, 20th, (57min17s7). Also from São Paulo, Wesley dos Santos ended the dispute in 22nd position (58:23.5).


At the snowboard cross, André Barbieri participated in the qualifiers in the LL1 class, for athletes with disabilities in one or both legs. In this MondayFriday, 7th, around 00:30, the gaucho will compete in the finals of the race.

Source: Brazilian Paralympic Committee

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