The Brazilian four-man bobsleigh team accomplished a historic feat at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Though they didn't get a medal, the team achieved its best result in the history of men's bobsleigh. The sleigh team led by Edson Bindilatti, Edson Martins, Eric Vianna and Rafael Souza finished the decisive race in 20th place.
The best achievement of the 4-men bobsleigh team was 23rd place at the 2018 PyeongChang Games. This is reported by TV CULTURA, a TV BRICS network partner.
The result is even more important for Bindilatti, the Brazilian team captain. He attended Brazil's first Olympic appearance at the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002. At the age of 42, he bids farewell to the Olympics with a historic result.
"It's a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. It has been many years of work, dedication and a lot of struggle. We dedicated a lot of effort and fought hard. We had a lot of difficulties getting here, but I can only thank everyone because we were focused on results, evolution, we didn't complain," said Bindilatti after the race.
The historic achievement was dedicated to Odirlei Pessoni, who was part of the team at the last Games but died in a motorbike accident in March 2021.