The Brazilian Confederation of Sports for the Visually Impaired announced this Wednesday (9) that Alessandro Tosim left the post of coach of the Brazilian men’s goalball team. The news marks the end of a passage of 13 years of victories and titles, such as three editions of the Paralympic Games (2020, 2016 and 2012), two editions of World Cups (2018 and 2014), three Parapan American Games (2019, 2015 and 2011). ) and two Americas Championships (2022 and 2017).
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“It is time to reflect and be closer to my family, my daughter. It was 13 years apart. My daughter is turning 14, during which time I dedicated myself to goalball and ended up leaving the family a little aside. I want to try to be closer to them, enjoy goalball in a different way and, above all, get some rest after so many victories”, declared Tosim.
Alessandro Tosim will be replaced by Jônatas Castro, who had been directing the women’s team, now under the command of Gabriel Goulart. Tosim’s assistant in the men’s, Diego Colletes also leaves the position and will be replaced by Fábio Brandolin.
Translated to english by RJ983
From Brazil, by EBC News