Rio de Janeiro, July 9 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Arthur Zanetti and former world champion Diego Hypolito were named in Brazil’s 10-member gymnastics team for next month’s Rio Olympics.
The women’s team will include Hypolito’s older sister and six-time Pan-American Games champion, Daniele Hypolito, the Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation (CBG) said in a statement on Friday, reports Xinhua.
It will be the first time Brazil have fielded complete teams in both the men’s and women’s categories at the Olympic Games.
Zanetti is among the favourites in the men’s rings, having won gold in the event four years ago in London.
The Hypolito siblings are yet to secure an Olympic medal despite boasting two world and 11 Pan-American gold medals between them. The Olympic Games will run from August 5 to 21.
Brazil Olympic gymnastics team:
Men: Arthur Nory Mariano, Arthur Zanetti, Diego Hypolito, Francisco Barretto Junior, Sergio Sasaki.
Women: Daniele Hypolito, Flavia Saraiva, Jade Barbosa, Lorrane Oliveira, Rebeca Andrade.