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Uncas BATISTA

Uncas BATISTA

Brazil BRA

Athlete

  • Gender
    M
  • Birthdate
    14 Oct 1996

Recent results

2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships - Poznan, POL

Class Race Final Time
BLM1x BRA FA Final 1 06:51.270
BLM1x BRA SA/B 1 Semifinal 2 07:18.440
BLM1x BRA Q1 Quarterfinal 1 07:27.700
BLM1x BRA H1 Heat 1 07:09.050

2018 World Rowing Cup III - Lucerne, SUI

Class Race Final Time
M1x BRA FC Final 6 07:08.130
M1x BRA Q4 Quarterfinal 5 07:12.830
M1x BRA H4 Heat 3 07:02.350

Uncas Batista (BRA)

Rising StarSeptember 2018

Brazilian lightweight single sculler Uncas Tales Batista has had a great 2018 – winning gold at World Under 23 Championships. He came back from a second place in the semifinal to be named the champion for the second year in a row.  Batista has also been competing at the elite level for the past two years - and is keen for some medals there too.

My gold medal at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships was... very exciting.  I did not expect to win and was not as confident as I had been in other races.  I felt under a lot of pressure so when I crossed the line it was like a weight was lifted.

I started rowing because… I had to! My parents told me that I had to do something - I could not stay at home every day. Every day I passed a rowing club in Botafogo. One day I enrolled and started to row and that was the day I discovered what rowing was - before then I did not know.

I didn’t choose to be in the single sculls… I was selected into it.  That’s because I was the only one my age who had some experience in it and I was getting the right times.

I am happiest in the boat when… it is summer time. I hate the cold so I’m happier in the summer.

Before I race I eat… bacon, eggs and bread.

I train in… Rio de Janeiro.  It is a great city to practice a high performance sport.  I don’t live very close to the club though so that does not help.

It is very different competing in elite racing, compared with the under-23 because... it is a much higher level and much more difficult racing.  The first time I participated in an elite race I felt like a child playing in an adult world.

My long term goal is… to be an Olympic Champion in the lightweight double in 2024 and 2028.

When I’m not rowing… I like to bike and swim.

And for fun I… play video games or football.

My favourite song is…  Tempo Perdido by (the Brazilian rock band) Legião Urbana