How many medals should Brazil win at the Paris Olympic Games in 2024?

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The Paris Olympic Games are, without a doubt, the most anticipated sporting event globally in 2024. Despite the Copa América in June, the attention of sports fans is focused on the French capital. The 33rd Olympic Games will once again see a major Brazilian sports team aiming to break the national medal record set at the previous Games in Tokyo.

Brazilian athletes will participate in 19 sports

There are still several months until the start of the Olympic Games and athletes around the world are still trying to qualify for the biggest sporting event. Currently, the Brazilian delegation will compete in 19 arrangements, with 148 athletes already qualified. While the sports betting site will focus on Brazil's defense of football gold, the domestic Olympic committee will try to surpass the 21 medals won in Tokyo.

Swimming, boxing and skateboarding were the most successful sports in the medal count at the previous Games. Olympic gold medalists from surfing, swimming and boxing will not compete in Paris, but new faces will try to take their respective places.

Domestic fans see the football team as favorites to defend Olympic gold, as some of the prolific first team players are under 23, such as Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and several emerging talents already on the brink of stardom.

At the end of 2023, Brazil guaranteed two athletes in the archery competition, 11 for athletics and 9 in boxing. Three canoeists and cyclists will defend the Brazilian flag, and two divers will try to win medals in Paris.

Brazil has nine riders in equitation, a complete squad in football and 14 gymnasts. Other team sports include men's and women's volleyball, basketball and rugby sevens. Isabela de Abreu will compete in the modern pentathlon, and six sailors will attempt to sail towards Olympic glory. Three surfers and nine swimmers are among the large Brazilian delegation, and six table tennis professionals will compete in Paris. Brazil also has a tennis player and is the only competitor in shooting competitions.

Not all qualifications are complete, so the number of participants will likely be closer to the 2020 Olympic Games.

Best results in history

Brazil was the 12th most prosperous country at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Brazilian athletes won seven gold, six silver and eight bronze medals. The total of 21 medals is Brazil's most successful appearance at the Summer Olympics. The Brazilian Olympic Committee sent 301 athletes across 28 sports, and in the coming months, we will have a better view of how many athletes will compete under the Brazilian flag.

Italo Ferreira won gold in surfing, Rebeca Andrade won the women's vault in gymnastics, and Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze brought gold in sailing. Ana Marcela Cunha won the swimming marathon, and Isaquias Queiroz was the best in canoeing in the men's C-1 1000 meters. Herbert Conceição won gold in the light heavyweight boxing category, and the Brazilian football team won the tournament, defeating Spain 2-1 in the final. Richarlison was the tournament's top scorer with five goals.

Brazil also won silver medals in skateboarding, gymnastics, boxing and volleyball and added a total of eight bronze medals in judo, swimming, tennis, boxing and athletics.

How many medals can Brazil win in Paris?

According to Nielsen forecasts, the US team should again win the Olympics with 126 medals, 13 more than in Tokyo. According to prognosticators, analysts have lower projections for China (second place) and Great Britain (third place) in the medal count. Other countries in the top 10 include Japan, France (host), Australia, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Canada. Brazil did not leave 12th place and should win the same 21 medals, but with a slightly different distribution. Projections indicate that Brazil could win eight golds, four silvers and nine bronzes.

The Brazilian Olympic team tends to win more medals in almost every summer game, and it will be interesting to watch the Paris Olympics to see if the new wave of Brazilian athletes can continue this trend. There is a real chance of breaking into the top 10 if the medal count approaches 25. Canada, Spain and Korea are in that region with around 21 medals, and it will be interesting to see if Brazil can advance to compete with the top ten sporting nations of the world. One thing is certain: Brazilian sports fans are among the most passionate and will follow their athletes from the early hours of the morning when the competition begins on July 26 in Paris.


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