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Swimming ends with record breaking — Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Ceará (IFCE).

Swimming ends with record breaking — Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Ceará (IFCE).

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10/28/2023 at 12:02 pm

The swimming competitions in the national stage of the Federal Institutions Games ended on Friday evening, the 27th of this month, with six records broken. There were 28 events, more than 80 medals awarded and ten states represented.

“It is one of the biggest competitions we have ever organized, in terms of number of athletes, diversity and records broken,” says sports coordinator Gustavo Bernhard. He also highlights that the technical level of the competition is increasing every year: “We are able to set a standard of significant improvement in times and results. There was fierce competition between the institutes and this shows that there is an improvement in terms of the time and dedication of the athletes and coaches.”

For the athletes, the experience was enriching. Julia Helena Ruad, from the Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Norte, won four individual gold medals and four tournament records: “These were great results, both as a team and as an individual. It is an amazing experience to participate with a Brazilian in the tournament.” This level.” The IFRN women’s team was the overall swimming champion.

In the men’s category, the winning team was from Colegio Pedro II, which included Nicolas Freitas, 16 years old. He has only trained for two years, but he has also broken records in competition. Sprinter Nicolas returns to Rio de Janeiro with a bag full of medals: three gold and two silver, as well as records in the 50 and 100 meters freestyle: “To achieve results in two years, you have to have a lot of focus,” Dedication. Training every day and taking care of my diet as well. It’s a process. Last year I also participated in the World Golf Championships and managed to get only one medal in the relay, and today I achieved more.”

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The JIF Championships was the first national competition for Sofia Bautista, also from CPII, who is only 11 years old. She went home with three silver medals, two bronze medals and many stories to tell: “It was a lot of fun, and great to be doing what I love, which is competing in swimming, with my friends and teachers.”

Bernardo Labonte, from CPII, also enjoyed participating in the competition: “It is a very big event, covering the whole of Brazil. I made friends with swimmers and basketball kids from Rio Grande do Norte.”

He is 12 years old and was accompanied by his mother, Lise Labonte, who was very proud of the boy’s performance: “It was great to accompany him. It’s a very good environment, everyone has the same goal. I’m very proud of him.” “It’s great to see our son swimming and excelling.”

Praise the structure
The Olympic Training Center has received high praise from athletes, coaches and families. In this edition of the JIF National Championships, athletes had the opportunity to swim in a long pool for the first time since 2018, when the national stage was also held in Ceará. “Fortaleza is very welcoming and the place is great. We even say it could be here every year, in terms of the infrastructure we have to offer the athletes,” highlights coordinator Gustavo Bernhard.

The Federal Institutions Games will conclude on Saturday, 28th of this month, with the team sports finals. The next edition will be held at the National Theater in Alagoas.