The twins are part of one of the country’s main teams, Delta, from Piaui. Before arriving in Tokyo, they spoke in an interview with Agência Brasil about the historical moment they are going through in their career. “Of course we will go in search of the best possible result. But no matter where we are, being in the national team alongside my sister and embarking on the dream of representing our country in the East increases my happiness even more,” said Thalia, who has been a member of the Yaras team since July 2018. Our dream could not be achieved in a more perfect way.
The two started in athletics and Thalia spoke about the change. “I stopped doing physical activities for a long time. It really took a while to stay firm in rugby training. It only happened at the insistence of the technicians. But then I ended up falling in love.”
From São Luis, Talia and Thaleta started out in the sport through athletics and later moved on to rugby racing. They popped into the Maranhense Rugby Association (Amaru) and went to Delta Rugby, in Piauí. They are again in the spotlight and have been a part of the national team since 2018. It was only in 2019 that the two together were called up to the national team.
The women’s rugby fight will take place at the Tokyo Games from the 29th to the 31st of this month. The women’s team is in Group B, along with Canada (bronze at Rio 2016), France and Fiji. The first two of each of the top three and three groups advance to the quarter-finals. The current Olympic champion, Australia tops Group C, along with the United States, China, Japan, and New Zealand, the 2018 world champions, in Group A, along with the United Kingdom, Kenya and the Russian Olympic Committee.
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