Nathalie Moellhausen wins 1st place at the Paris Olympics.

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Nathalie Moellhausen takes 1st place in Brazilian fencing at the Paris Olympics.

Even before debuting at the Grand Prix in Budapest (Hungary) this Sunday (10/03), Brazilian Nathalie Moellhausen has already secured the country’s first place in fencing at the Paris Games, through the Olympic ranking.

This Friday (08/03), Nathalie benefited from the poor performance of two direct competitors – Canadian Ruien Xiao and Argentine Isabel Di Tella – who did not do well after their debut at the Budapest GP, the penultimate competition before the ranking was closed. .

The Brazilian, world sword champion in 2019 and number eight in the world, is currently the best athlete in the Americas and occupies fifth place in the overall Olympic classification (118 points).

Nathalie secured an early spot in Paris 2024 because she can no longer be reached by her opponents in the Olympic rankings. Ruien Xiao, second in the Americas, said goodbye to the Budapest GP in the preliminary phase, maintaining her 75.5 points.

Nathalie’s other direct competitor in the Olympic race, Argentine Di Tella, also fell out of the main table and remains with 58 points in the classification.

With her place in Paris already secured, 38-year-old Nathalie is about to compete in her third Olympics in her career – the previous ones were Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. Nathalie’s last title was at the Grand Prix (Qatar), in January 2023.

Other results
First to debut this Friday (8) in Budapest, Victoria Vizeu, Maria Rita de Camargo, Maria Carolina Guimarães and Marcela Silva lost in the preliminary phase and are out of contention for the main table.

Premieres

This Saturday (9) the men’s competition begins in Budapest. One of the Brazilian highlights is Alexandre Camargo, in preparation for the Pre-Olympic in Costa Rica – April 6th and 7th. The men’s delegation also includes Pedro Petrich and Leandro Seini.

Brazil’s Olympic vacancies

The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) updated the list of places already secured in Paris 2024. The list already includes the country’s classification in fencing and also in Women’s Skeet shooting, whose place was confirmed by Georgia Fuquim, from Rio Grande do Sul, on Thursday night (7), by qualifying for the final of the Olympic Qualification CAT Shotgum, in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).

Georgia will be the second Brazilian Women’s Skeet athlete to compete in the Olympics. The first was Daniela Carraro at Rio 2016 – in the same edition Janice Teixeira was also the first athlete in the country to compete in the Olympic Pit race.

 

Source: Agência Brasil

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