Andrew Parsons’ morning this Tuesday (24), in Tokyo, was busy. The Brazilian, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), was divided between 15 individual interviews with different press vehicles at the MPC (Main Press Centre, the media center of the Tokyo Games). One of the vehicles was the TV Brazil, with which Parsons talked for about 20 minutes.
He spoke about the impacts of the reclassifications of swimming athletes on the result of the Brazilian delegation at the Paralympic Games. The two main Paralympic medalists in the country’s history, Daniel Dias (24 podiums) and André Brasil (14), were affected by the class review initiated in the Tokyo cycle. André Brasil, who was an athlete from S10, the class with the lowest degree of motor impairment, was considered ineligible and, after appealing the decision, he is not even with the Brazilian delegation in Japan. their (S5), being “demoted” and, by registering better marks than those of the Brazilian medal record holder, posing a great threat to his reign.