2020 South American: Gabi Pessanha, Jaime Canuto win double gold

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Gabi with her first gold medal of the weekend. Carlos Arthur Jr.

Masks, alcohol gel and strict access protocols ensured the CBJJ staff with the necessary requirements to safely hold its first tournament in Brazil during the Covid-19 pandemic. The South American Jiu-Jitsu Championship, in Rio de Janeiro, was the tournament chosen to kick off this new phase.

Almost two thousand athletes were divided into four days of action. The Arena da Juventude, in Deodoro, with more than 14 thousand square meters, had only six fight areas, spaced apart from each other, to guarantee the operation at a comfortable pace.

This Sunday, the black-belts took to the action, and two names stood out in their divisions: Gabrieli Pessanha, from Infight, and Jaime Canuto, from GFTeam, both winning double gold.

For Gabi, the golden day started when she faced Joaquina Bonfim in the super-heavyweight final, winning with a foot lock. In the absolute, Gabi defeated Claire-France Thevenon and Sabatha Lais and, in the final, dominated Amanda Monteiro with an elastic score of 19 to 0 on points.

In the men’s section, Jaime Canuto won two very tough semifinals to guarantee, with his teammates, the top of two podiums for GFTeam. First, at medium heavyweight, Jaime shared gold with Alexandre Rocha. Then it was Wallace Costa’s turn to go up with Jaime to close out the open division.

Adult black belt results:

ADULT / MALE / BLACK / ROOSTER
1
Yuri Hendrex Assunção Soares
PSLPB Cicero Costha USA
2
Francisco Jonas Borges Andrade
PSLPB Cicero Costha USA
3
Lucas Feitosa Pereira
Carlson Gracie Team
3
Luciano Alex da Cunha Vieira
Infight JJ
ADULT / MALE / BLACK / LIGHT-FEATHER
1
Hiago George Santos Silva
PSLPB Cicero Costha USA
2
Cleber de Sousa Fernandes
JFC Almeida JJ
3
Jonas Lisboa Pereira
Top Brother
3
Léo Silveira Alves
TJJ School
ADULT / MALE / BLACK / FEATHER
1
Jonata Gomes Ramos
CheckMat
2
Sergio Antonio Santana Soares Filho
Double Five
3
Daniel de Oliveira Amorim Junior
Double Five
3
Kennedy Guilherme da Silva
CT MR
ADULT / MALE / BLACK / LIGHT
1
Alexssandro Pinto Sodré
Nova União
2
Luiz Paulo Carneiro Medeiros
Alliance
3
Eduardo Avelar de Carvalho
Double Five
3
Raul Barbosa Basílio
JFC Almeida JJ
ADULT / MALE / BLACK / MIDDLE
1
Lucas Gualberto Gomes Nascimento
Alliance
2
Italo Moura de Azevedo
PSLPB Cicero Costha USA
3
Matheus Linhares Knorr
Alliance International
3
Welington Sebastiao Marques Eller
G.A Fight Jiu-Jitsu
ADULT / MALE / BLACK / MEDIUM-HEAVY
1
Alexandre da Rocha Santos
GF Team
2
Jaime Soares Canuto
GF Team International
3
Alex Munis dos Santos
Alliance
3
Romualdo Lucas de Andrade
Gracie Barra
ADULT / MALE / BLACK / HEAVY
1
Filipe Pimentel Pinheiro
Qatar BJJ Brasil
2
Tyrone Gonsalves
Six Blades Jiu-Jitsu
3
Pedro Paulo Campi Agrizzi
Striker JJ
3
Rider Zuchi Samelo do Amaral
Ns Brotherhood
ADULT / MALE / BLACK / SUPER-HEAVY
1
Marcelo Gomide Oliveira
Gracie Barra
2
Vitor Roberto Cheloni Mello
Gracie Barra
3
Bruno José Novaes Veloso da Silveira
Nova União
3
Wilson de Sousa Almeida
GF Team
ADULT / MALE / BLACK / ULTRA-HEAVY
1
Pedro Alex dos Santos Pimenta
GF Team
2
Cleyton Rafael Flores
Team Cruz BJJ
3
Haroldo Victoriano Bunn
Nova União
3
Wallace Costa da Silveira
GF Team International
ADULT / MALE / BLACK / ENUM_WEIGHTDIVISION_ABSOLUTO_LABEL
1
Jaime Soares Canuto
GF Team International
2
Wallace Costa da Silveira
GF Team International
3
Brenno José Novais Veloso da Silveira
Nova União
3
Tyrone Gonsalves
Six Blades Jiu-Jitsu

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