Day 2 – Brazil’s BC3 and BC4 Pairs Make the Finals
All eyes were on court 3 and 5 at the beginning of the afternoon session. A packed arena with over 5,000 spectators watched on as Dirceu Pinto, Eliseu Dos Santos and Marcelo Dos Santos booked their place in the final and guarantee themselves at least a silver medal in the BC4 pair final.
The Brazilians will face a Slovakian side in the final that haven’t made a mistake since losing their first game. They overcame the Thai pair 6-1 to progress.
Argentina took an early lead in their game with Thailand in the BC1/BC2 team event. Thailand took the second end to make it 1-1 and then took control of the game in the 3rd to take a commanding 6-1 lead and didn’t look troubled from there on eventually winning 14-1. Thailand will face Japan after they beat Portugal 8-5 in the last game to finish of the session.
An early scare for the Korean BC3 pair was soon forgotten as they took a 4-1 lead after the second end. They continued to dominate and booked their place in the final with a 6-1 win. The Brazilians dominated the other semi final. They raced to a 6-2 victory leaving the Singapore pair to battle for a bronze medal with Greece. Antonio Leme and his team mates took great pleasure in working the crowd at the end of their semi final and will hope for more of the same support in the final.
BC1/BC2 Team – Thailand v Japan
BC3 Pair – Korea v Brazil
BC4 Pair – Brazil v Slovakia