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‘I fell to the side, I don’t remember anything’

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'I fell to the side, I don't remember anything'

“I don’t remember anything,” said the Portuguese athlete.

Portuguese Sara Moreira fainted during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics marathon after traveling 21 kilometers, the athlete explained after receiving medical attention while still on site in Sapporo.

“I do not know what happened. I remember how the half marathon went, because about 18 kilometers I stopped to go to the bathroom, but then I started to run and fell to the side, I don’t remember anything, ”the athlete said. from Santo Tirso to Lusa agency.

In the mixed zone, Sara Moreira was supported by a member of the national staff after leaving the course in a wheelchair, inanimate, according to Lusa on the spot, at a temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.

“I’m fine now, as much as possible. I know I covered 21 kilometers, but I don’t know when I fell, ”said the 35-year-old marathon runner who was in 75th place at the time. , 03.27 minutes. From a group of 12 athletes leading the race.

Sara Moreira finished her fourth Olympic run in physical difficulty after retiring from the 2016 Rio marathon, finishing 14th in the 10,000 meters in London 2012 and 22nd in the 3,000 meters from barriers in Beijing 2008.

The Sporting athlete was European Half Marathon Champion in 2016 and third and fourth in the New York Marathon in 2014 and 2015, respectively, securing her presence in Tokyo 2020 with a record 02:26.42 hours in Twente. , Netherlands, April 18, 2021

Still in the competition – scheduled to start at 06:00 local time (22:00 in Lisbon) due to the intense heat forecast – Portuguese athlete Carla Salome Rocha, who competed for the first time in the marathon, finished 26th. 10,000 meters at Rio’2016 and newcomer Sara Catarina Ribeiro.

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António Costa cancels trip to Qatar for 2022 World Cup match – News

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The prime minister canceled his trip to Qatar to watch Portugal play against South Korea at the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Friday due to health reasons, an official source in his office told Lusa on Wednesday.

António Costa will be replaced by Ana Catarina Mendez, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, who is in charge of sports, the same source added.

After defeating Ghana (3:2) in the first round, Portugal beat Lusail Uruguay (2:0) on Monday thanks to a brace from Bruno Fernandez (54 and 90+3 minutes, second penalty). ensuring their presence in the 1/8 finals of the competition.

The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, attended the first match of the Portuguese team, and the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Augusto Santos Silva, who is the second figure in the state, attended the match on Monday.

The presence of top government officials in Qatar has been controversial due to the criticism that Marcelo and Costa have expressed about human rights violations in that country, however, maintaining planned trips, which, in the case of the head of government, are currently canceled, but as of health.

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BALL – Coach speaks of ‘tremendous pride’ and explains Bale departure (Wales)

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Wales manager Rob Page underlined his “pride in the players” after losing 3-0 to England this Monday in the Qatar World Cup Group B match in Doha. dictated the elimination of the Dragons in the group stage, expressing concerns about the injury of Gareth Bale, the team’s star substituted at halftime, due to the injury he showed at the end.

“Five minutes before break Gareth [Bale] he felt pain in his hamstring. But also Joe Allen and Ben Davis had to be replaced due to injuries. As you can see, it was a huge effort for everyone in the group: I am very proud of this group of players.”

The Dragons said goodbye to Qatar with a 1-1 draw against the United States as the best result and two defeats against Iran (0-2) and now England (0-3), but for the Welsh coach, qualification for the World Cup final was a real achievement.

“The task now is to show that this has never happened without an example, before it became customary. [a qualificação para fases finais de grandes provas]🇧🇷 But it’s still very hard to digest this liquidation. I think we were exceptional in the first half. [0-0 ao intervalo]thanks to tremendous efforts even without the ball, ”said Page.

“We could and should have had more and better possession of the ball, but, I repeat, not a single derogatory word about these “boys” will come out of my mouth: they gave everything in this game! I was a little disappointed with the second goal, but today is not the day to talk about negative things,” said the Welsh coach, who had a lot of fans in Qatar.

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“My message to everyone: don’t be disappointed! Now we will try to build the future of this team and work in this direction. Reaching the final round of the World Championship was an extraordinary feat. [não o lograva há 64 anos, desde o Mundial da Suécia-1958] this group of players,” concluded the technician who surrendered to his team.

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BALL – Coach speaks of ‘tremendous pride’ and explains Bale departure (Wales)

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BALL - Coach speaks of 'tremendous pride' and explains Bale departure (Wales)

Wales manager Rob Page underlined his “pride in the players” after losing 3-0 to England this Monday in the Qatar World Cup Group B match in Doha. dictated the elimination of the Dragons in the group stage, expressing concerns about the injury of Gareth Bale, the team’s star substituted at halftime, due to the injury he showed at the end.

“Five minutes before break Gareth [Bale] I felt pain in my hamstring. But also Joe Allen and Ben Davis had to be replaced due to injuries. As you can see, it was a huge effort for everyone in the group: I am very proud of this group of players.”

The Dragons said goodbye to Qatar with a 1-1 draw against the United States as the best result and two defeats against Iran (0-2) and now England (0-3), but for the Welsh coach, qualification for the World Cup final was a real achievement.

“The task now is to show that this has never happened without an example, before it became customary. [a qualificação para fases finais de grandes provas]🇧🇷 But it’s still very hard to digest this liquidation. I think we were exceptional in the first half. [0-0 ao intervalo]thanks to tremendous efforts even without the ball, ”said Page.

“We could and should have had more and better possession of the ball, but, I repeat, not a single derogatory word about these “boys” will come out of my mouth: they gave everything in this game! I was a little disappointed with the second goal, but today is not the day to talk about negative things,” said the Welsh coach, who had a lot of fans in Qatar.

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“My message to everyone: don’t be disappointed! Now we will try to build the future of this team and work in this direction. Reaching the final round of the World Championship was an extraordinary feat. [não o lograva há 64 anos, desde o Mundial da Suécia-1958] this group of players,” concluded the technician who surrendered to his team.

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