Tokyo 2020: Mailliard-Roco were 4th in the quarterfinals and will not be able to fight for medals


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Tokyo 2020: Mailliard-Roco were 4th in the quarterfinals and will not be able to fight for medals

The Chilean duo made up of María José Mailliard and Karen Roco finished in fourth place in the quarterfinals of C-2,500 meters and was eliminated from the fight for medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, although they will continue to compete.

Mailliard-Roco were one place away from reaching the semifinals, which was their goal, in the quarterfinals that the Cuban canoe won and in which the representatives of Uzbekistan finished second.

In any case, the Chileans will play the final B, which defines the places from eighth onwards, this Friday at 10:45 p.m.

The Chileans registered a time of 2: 04.969, and were one second and 687 thousandths behind the seeds, the Cuban Yarisleidis Cirilo Duboys and Katherin Nuevo Segura.

The islanders closed with a time of 2: 03.282 and secured one of the three places in dispute to advance to the semifinals on Saturday.

Roco and Mailliard were just 266 milliseconds behind Russia’s Andreeva and Olesia Romasenko after a close race.


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