Ricardo Santos and Alvaro Filho have decided to rekindle their successful partnership that netted the duo a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships and an MVP award for Alvaro at the young age of of 22.
The three time Olympic medalist Ricardo, now 43-years-old, has only recently returned to the World Tour, after a two month partnership with Gustavo Carvalhães, and now wants to make a run at 2020 Tokyo. According to him, Alvaro is the perfect teammate to help with said goal:
“We had our first partnership in 2013, where we were runners-up in the WCH. I believe we can rekindle this winning team. Our main goal at the moment is to form a strong team, not only of athletes, but with our entire technical committee. I’ve always been motivated by challenges throughout my career. Every change motivates me even more. I see it this way: every change comes so that the athlete can grow. I feel very good physically, playing in a high level and I believe that together with Alvaro we can be fighting for a spot at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.”
Alvaro’s last teammate was Saymon Santos, with whom he won the 2016/17 Brazilian circuit, setting the competition’s record for straight podium finishes, with 11. In 2017, they won the Ft. Lauderlade Major. Her is how he reacted to being back with Ricardo:
“I’m very excited. He really is a player who doesn’t need any kind of presentation. He is always surprising and reinventing itself. I am very motivated to play alongside a legend.”
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