thiago poo Guaranteed in the pole vault final at the World Championships in Athletics, but not without suffering. The Brazilian jumped for disqualification at 5.65 meters after missing the first two attempts, but reached 5.75 meters on the first attempt and advanced among the top 12.
A gold and bronze medalist at the Olympics, Braz has never won a medal in the Outer Realms. The only player to win the silver medal in Belgrade this year was in the indoor competition, losing only to Armand Duplantis.
Thiago Braz at the IAAF World Championships – Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
– You thought I was calm, but inside me I was complicated. I think the experience helps a lot in this tight moment – poo stuck.
Thiago made it to Oregon where he took third place in the world rankings and best jump with a length of 5m 95cm. In a good moment, the Brazilian chose to start jumping only from the 5.50-meter mark, the second in the qualifying stage.
The Brazilian passed easily in the first half, but not in the second. At 5.65 metres, Braz missed the first attempt after seeing favorite Armand Duplantis pass through the height very easily.
The second attempt at 5.65pm wasn’t accurate either. With racing issues, the Brazilian had trouble fitting the jump well and went to press in the second rise. At the last chance, the Brazilian made the adjustments he needed, and was able to switch to a better vertical position and pass without any surprises.
Thiago Poo pass 5.65m on the third attempt
The difficulty at 5.65m did not translate to the next altitude. The Brazilian managed to take first at a distance of 5.75 meters and practically secured a place in the final, the official indicator is 5.80 meters, but it was enough to be among the top 12 for progression.
Thiago Poo passes 5.75m on the first try and is close to the rating
With only six athletes getting past the Group B mark, Thiago Brazz didn’t need a new jump at 5.80 metres, guaranteeing himself the decision to try for the first outdoor medal of his career.
And who will be vying for the medal this weekend is the men’s 4x100m relay race from Brazil. The team consisting of Rodrigo do Nascimento, Felipe Bardi, Derek Silva and Eric Cardoso advanced to eighth with a time of 38 seconds and 41, the best of the season.
The men’s 4x100m relay team comments on rankings and what needs improvement
Despite finishing second for the second best time among the unranked, the Brazilian team’s record was better than the second-place finisher in the first semi-final, Great Britain, who clocked 38 seconds 49.
Brazilian relay team, left to right: Eric Cardoso, Derek Silva, Felipe Bardi and Rodrigo do Nascimento – Photo: Camilo Pinheiro Machado
The four athletes celebrated the result and confirmed that they made some mistakes in the race, so they believe there is room to improve in the final and a chance for a medal. Eric Cardoso, the youngest in the team, had the best time among all the lockers, as he was under 9.
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