2017-08-26 13:52:00 CET
Another medal for Brazilian legends
Winning medals never gets boring for Larissa Maestrini and Talita Antunes! The legendary Brazilian duo picked up their sixth medal of the 2017 season by winning bronze inside the Red Bull Beach Arena.
In a repeat of the bronze medal match at the World Championships in Vienna, the outcome was the same: a Brazilian victory.
The bronze was thepair’s 21st medal from 36 World Tour tournaments together as a team and the latest medal, earned against Canada’s Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan, was Larissa’s 105th of her career and Talita’s 70th.
“No, it never gets boring,” said a smiling Larissa after the straight sets triumph over the North Americans. “I always take every tournament and every match as it comes. I still remember win my first gold in Spain in 2004 [with Juliana Felisberta] and it always holds good memories.”
The Brazilians lost their first two pool play matches but have come through with a string of fine performances to take their place on the podium and add to their third-place in Vienna.
“We got better as the tournament went on,” said Talita. “We were strong and it was nice to end the tournament with a medal.”
Pavan and Humana-Paredes had mixed emotions after finishing in fourth place for the third time in their last sixth tournaments.
“It’s going to take a little bit of time to get over but when we look back we can reflect on a great first season together,” said Sarah who with Melissa have reached the last four in seven of their eight events in this year.
“We’ll take a break and come back stronger. We want to win medals and I think for our first year our performance is better than we could have expected.
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