« I appreciate the confidence that the club places in me, I’m very happy. I’m going to work to make people proud. I spoke with Reynier Mena (Benfica’s sprinter), who helped me. Expectations are high, I already have some experience, I want to improve some aspects compared to previous years. I hope to improve in all aspects », he told BTV.
The 24-year-old indoor track world champion in 2018 has a best mark of 8.68 meters obtained in 2018 and, on an indoor track, the record of 8.46 meters in the same year.
« I’m going to give my all and put all my trust in the club », added the athlete who took the Olympic silver in Tokyo2020 with 8.41 meters, the same as the Greek Miltiadis Tentoglou, gold.