Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19h15

Pedro Pichardo already knows when he will represent Portugal

Athletics

Benfica's athlete can defend the colors of Portugal in the 2019 World Championships in Athletics.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has informed the Portuguese Athletics Federation that Pedro Pablo Pichardo, the athlete of Benfica who acquired Portuguese citizenship on December 31, 2017, is eligible to represent Portugal as of the 1st of August, 2019.

Pedro Pichardo can defend the colors of Portugal in the 2019 World Championships in Athletics, that will take place from the 28th of September to the 6th of October, in Doha, in Qatar, a competition for which he is still qualified after winning the Triple Jump of the Diamond League in 2018.

Pichardo is the current leader of the Triple Jump World Ranking, with 17.95 meters, a mark who is also the Portuguese record in the discipline.

Pics: SL Benfica

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