The first day of the World Cup diving in Tokyo (Japan) was not what the Brazilians wanted. At dawn on Saturday (1), Isaac Souza and Cowan Pereira (men’s ten-meter synchronized platform), Anna Lucia Santos and Luana Lyra (women’s three-meter synchronized staging ground) did not qualify for the finals, respectively. Since the event functions as a pre-Olympiad event, the country will not have representatives in these events at the Games, which will also be held in the Japanese capital.
The finalists at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju (South Korea), Isaac and Kwan made six simultaneous jumps and completed the preliminary round in thirteenth place, with a score of 329.16, eight points ahead of Italians Andias Larsen and Edward Gogyo, who came in 12th. And finished last in the final of the ten meters platform. After the third jump, the Brazilian duo reached eighth place, but failed to maintain a good sequence of notes.
The British partnership between Thomas Daly and Matthew Lee was World Cup champion, and Mexicans Randall Willers and Evan Garcia finished second, and Canadians Vincent Rendu and Nathan Zsumpur-Murray finished third. The duo from Mexico and Canada, in addition to Ukraine (fourth place) and South Korea (fifth), qualified for Tokyo. The UK already secured third place in the World Cup, two years ago.
Anna Lucia and Luana, in turn, finished the initial stage of the three-meter podium in the 16th and final places. They remained in the top 12 after the first three jumps. In the last two years, the scores have dropped dramatically and the Brazilian scores have fallen into the overall ranking.
The Chinese race was won by Yanni Zhang and Yuen Chen, with Canadian Jennifer Appel and Melissa Citrine Pollio coming in second. With the two countries already taking the bronze medal in the Olympics on behalf of the World Cup, the bronze medals of Italians Elena Bertucci and Chiara Pelakani have qualified them for the Olympics, along with Germany’s (fourth), US (fifth) Olympic partnerships. United Kingdom (6th).
The World Cup for Brazilians continues on Sunday (2), at 9 pm (Brasilia time), with the exclusion from the women’s three-meter trampoline. Anna Lucia and Luana are in a one-on-one quarrel. Then, on Monday (3) dawn, starting at 0:30, the preliminary stage of the ten-meter men’s platform begins, with Isaac and Cowan representing Brazil. The semi-finals of the two races were decided, respectively, at 4:45 am and 6:45 am of the same second.
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