These are the 92 athletes who will represent Portugal in 17 sports
Athletics is the most competitive Portuguese sport, with 20 athletes, one above Beijing 2008, but far below 24 at Rio 2016 and 25 at London 2012.
At the age of 37, 2008 Beijing triple jump champion Nelson Evora will be at the Olympics for the fourth time, after finishing sixth at Rio 2016 and 40th in Athens 2004, having missed London 2012 through injury.
Pedro Pablo Piccardo and Patricia Mamona, who were European champions on the indoor track, also secured their presence in the triple jump, as did newcomers Eviles Vega and Thiago Pereira.
Oriol Dongmo, a continental indoor track champion, will be taking part in the shot put, as well Francisco Bello and Liliana Ka, new to gaming.
Joao Vieira, 45, will walk 50km, his sixth at the Games – although he qualified, due to illness, did not take part in the walking test (20km) in Sydney 2000 – became the second Portuguese with more attendance to one of Joao’s sailors Rodriguez. I’m still on the march, Anna Capsinha In the fourth Olympic participation and in the marathon, Portugal will be represented by Carla Salome Rocha, Sara Catarina Ribeiro and Sarah Moreira.
These names are joined by Salome Afonso, in the 1500m, which Marta Penn returns, 36th at Rio 2016. Carlos Nascimento made his 100m debut, as well as Ricardo dos Santos in the 400, a distance run by Katia Azevedo, 31 At Rio 2016, again.
Irina Rodriguez, who failed at Rio 2016 due to injury, also qualified, and Lauren Pazzolo, the fastest woman in Portugal who also competed in the Congo Games, added 200m for each mark to the 200m for the ‘ranking’.
The men’s handball team will be the first Portuguese representative in the official Olympic competitions in indoor sports, after an accidental victory in March over Olympic runner-up Franca (29-28), in Montpellier, which was determined by a goal in the last few seconds from the team captain, Roy Silva. In the second group, the “Quinas” will face Egypt (July 24), Bahrain (26), Sweden (28), Denmark (30) and Japan (August 1), at Yoyogi National Arena in Tokyo. Four qualify for the round of sixteen.
In swimming, Portugal will have nine swimmers in Japanese pools, such as Francisco Santos, in the 200-meter backstroke, Jose Paulo Lopez, in the 800 freestyle, Gabriel Lopez and Alexis Santos, both in the 200 style, Ana Catarina Monteiro, in the 200 moth and Diana Durães and Tamila Holub, both in 1500 freestyles, the latter also having a guaranteed presence in 800 Freestyles, joined recently by Tiago Campos and Angélica André, in the open waters.
In judo, the Olympic champions will be Jorge Fonseca (-100 kg), Andri Igutizi (-81 kg), Catarina Costa (-48 kg), Joanna Ramos (-52 kg), Thelma Monteiro (-57 kg), bronze in Rio 2016 , Barbara Timo (-70 kg), Patricia Sampaio (-78 kg) and Rochelle Nunes (+78 kg).
The eight eligible judokas, equaling the Portuguese participation record at Barcelona 1992, make the sport the fourth most represented in the national delegation, after athletics, handball and swimming.
The Portugal expedition has eight guaranteed places in rowing, with Fernando Pimenta, in the K1 1,000m, Emanuel Silva, Joao Ribeiro, Messias Baptista and David Varela, in the K4500, Teresa Portela, in the K1 200, Joanna Vasconcelos, in the K1500, in the speed contest, and Antoine Lunai, the slalom.
Portugal will have five representatives in the table tennis competitions, with Shao Jinyi and Fu Yu, in the women’s singles tournament, and in the men’s competitions with Marcus Freitas and Tiago Apolónia, who was joined by João Monteiro in the team competition, with João Geraldes as a substitute.
Representation in the sport is equal to that of the Portuguese in sailing competitions, with ‘repeats’ Jorge Lima and Jose Costa, who in the 49er were the first Portuguese to guarantee their presence at Tokyo 2020, who Carolina joined in 2021. Joao, 24, for the Laser Radial competition, And brothers Diogo Costa and Pedro Costa, at 470.
Cycling will have four reps, with Joao Almeida and Nelson Oliveira, in road races (background and time trial), Maria Martins, on the track (omnium), and Raquel Queiróx, at the Cross-Country Olympics (XCO).
In dressage, there are also four places guaranteed, with Luciana Diniz, ninth at Rio 2016, securing her presence at the obstacle course, with Maria Caetano, Rodrigo Torres and Joao Miguel Torrio, in teaching.
Joao Silva, Joao Pereira and Melanie Santos will be the three Portuguese representatives in the triathlon competitions, while in gymnastics, Diogo Abreu has ensured his presence on the podiums, and Philippa Martins will be in the technical center.
Pedro Fraga, who will participate in the third Games, and Afonso Costa ensured the return of national rowers to the Games, in light of a “double paddle”.
Gustavo Ribeiro will be present in surfing, at the age of twenty, with Portugal well represented in the new sports: in surfing, they will play Frederico MoraesAnd the Theresa Bonfalot e Yolanda Sekera Youpkins.
Roy Bragança, 29, has ‘stamped’ his passport for his second consecutive Olympic presence, in this case for the Taekwondo Championships, in the -58kg category, while shooting with hunting weapons returns with Joao Paulo Azevedo In the Olympic pit.
Before leaving for Tokyo, we challenged some athletes to answer an Olympic questionnaire. What is the most unusual thing you take in your bags to Japan? If you win a medal, who will you assign it to? What is a good Olympic result for Portugal? Remember the answers here.
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