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IT'S FROM FLAMENGO! FLÁVIA SARAIVA SEEKS HER FIRST OLYMPIC MEDAL IN PARIS

A highlight of Mais Querido and the Seleção since a very young age, Flávia Saraiva overcame a series of injuries in recent years and collects medals on the eve of Paris 2024

Flávia Saraiva / Disclosure
Flávia Saraiva / Disclosure

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Brazil's artistic gymnastics is one of the great hopes for a medal at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and Flávia Saraiva, Flamengo athlete, is a fundamental part of the search for the podiums. The athlete attracted attention from a very young age in Fla and the national team, faced injuries and arrived at the Games at her peak.

Standing in gymnastics from a very young age, Flávia was already a Pan-American medalist. American and Youth Olympics when he arrived at Flamengo in 2016, aged just 16. The year also marked her debut at the Olympic Games and the beginning of a success story with the Brazilian team, but which required moments of great resilience to be able to arrive in Paris dreaming of medals.


The red-and-black gymnast He suffered serious injuries, some during important tournaments, and has already revealed that his physical problems also affected his mental health during his career. But she was rewarded for her persistence in 2023, with her first individual medal at the World Cup and a record at the Pan-American Championships.


2024 was full of podiums at stages of the World Cup and at the last tournament before Paris. Now, at 24 years old, the gymnast who always speaks with pride about being a Flamengo athlete is preparing to make another dream come true. Remember your career since arriving at Fla: Flávia Saraiva started gymnastics when she was just eight years old and, at 11, she decided to leave the city of Rio de Janeiro to train in Três Rios, in the south of the state. She trained in a project created by Georgette Vido, historic coach and current coordinator of Flamengo's artistic gymnastics.

The spotlight came naturally, as did call-ups. He made his debut for the Brazilian Senior Team in 2015, already with medals at the World Cup and the Pan-American Games in Toronto. A few months later, she would be invited to go to Gávea to accompany her teammates at the reopening of the Claudio Coutinho Gymnasium. At the beginning of the following year, she would return permanently.

The conversations lasted a few months until March 2016, when the gymnast finally agreed to become a red-and-black athlete. Flávia would also start training at the club alongside Rebeca Andrade and Jade Barbosa.


The young woman not only qualified for the Olympic Games, which earned her a plaque on the gym wall, but also reached the individual beam final and for teams. She came in fifth and eighth place, respectively. Eight years and many medals later, Flávia, Rebeca and Jade are heading to the Olympics to stand on the podium together.



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FIND OUT THE PURCHASE PERCENTAGE AND MORE DETAILS OF FLAMENGO'S NEGOTIATION TO HAVE A PORTUGUESE CLUB

Mais Querido wishes to acquire the rights to Leixões, from Portugal

Photo: Reproduction/Leixões SC
Photo: Reproduction/Leixões SC

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Last Monday (22), Rodolfo Landim revealed that negotiations for Flamengoacquiring a new club in Europe are quite advanced. The team in question is Leixões, from Portugal, where Rubro-Negro wants to buy Sociedade Anônima Desportiva (SAD) for around 80% of the Portuguese team. Highlighting that 56% of this amount belongs to Play Fair.

According to information from journalist Matheus Leal, the values ​​were not revealed, but the purchase would not impact the finances of Mais Querido. Furthermore, representatives from Leixões confirmed that talks between the two parties are advanced and view the movement favorably for the growth of Portuguese football.


However, even though negotiations are advanced on the part of Mais Querido and the Portuguese team, there are still points to be concluded, There is optimism for a positive outcome next week.

FANS PROTEST AGAINST THE SALE OF THE CLUB

Although Leixões representatives see Selling positively, the idea of ​​becoming a SAD did not please many fans of the Portuguese club. Over the weekend, team fans protested against the decision, asking for the team to Flamengo would stay away from the acquisition.

LANDIM'S SPEAKS ABOUT THE PURCHASE OF A NEW CLUB

"There is (interest). We are negotiating with Leixões, we are already in an advanced process. It is the second division (in Portugal). They have just taken Werton, so We are moving forward, yes. If we go further, we will take the details to the (Deliberative) Council for approval", said Landim in a recent interview.



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FLAMENGO STAR REVEALS DREAM OF BEING ABLE TO OVERCOME ZICO IN THE CLUB'S HISTORY

The athlete will seek another Olympic feat at the Paris Olympics

Photo: Reproduction/ Flamengo
Photo: Reproduction/ Flamengo

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Greatest idol in the history of Flamengo, Zico is seen by many athletes as an inspiration. For many, Galinho will never be surpassed, due to all its built history. However, Isaquias Queiroz, Mais Querido's Olympic athlete and participant in the Paris Olympics, revealed that he has the dream of overtaking the former number 10 shirt of Rubro-Negro in the hearts of the fans.

When responding about the biggest career dream, Isaquias was sincere: “To become the greatest Olympic athlete in Brazil and, who knows, in the Rubro-Negra Nation, even though I have to fight with Zico there. It’s complicated, but let’s go”, said the canoeing athlete, in an interview with Flamengo’s official channels.

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