Brazil Takes World Championship in Female Naval Pentathlon
By Dialogo July 19, 2013
Marcos Vinícius Lúcio, Brazilian Marine Commander
Brazil’s female naval pentathlon team took first place in the 49th International Military Sports Council World Championship(CISM). The competition, organized by the Brazilian Military Sports Committee, included the participation of delegations from 12 countries and was held in Rio de Janeiro, from July 11 -15, at the Almirante Adalberto Nunes Physical Education Center (CEFAN), the Navy’s sports center.
The winning team scored 12,142 points, surpassing competitors from 12 countries. Sailors Simone Lima and Jessica Lessa, and Corporal Fabiane Marinho were ahead of the athletes from Finland (11,947) and Sweden (11,711), consolidating the team’s results in the last days of the competition. The World Champion title came after the team earned runner-up in the 2012 World Games.
Brazil’s male team, comprised of Corporal Alexandro Barreto and Sergeants Max Santos, Tiago Brasil and Felicio Carriço, also reached an excellent position. The team ended the world championship in third place, with 24,166 points, after Poland (24,564) and Germany (24, 472).
The highlight of the competition was Brazilian Sailor Simone Lima, who won the world championship title in the event for the first time in the history of Brazilian Military sports, in the female individual category. In addition to the title, the athlete ranked best in the world in Rescue Swimming (54.7”), the best world time in the Utility Swim (50.7”), and the title of the competition with 6,227 points.
Infantry Marine Corporal Alexandro Barreto ranked best on the male team in the Naval Ability competition, with a time of 3 minutes, 17 seconds.