Ingrid Oliveira, 20, is claimed to have slept with compatriot Pedro Goncalves at her room in the Olympic Village the night before she was due to dive at the Games.
Their ‘marathon night of sex’, as it was called in South American media, allegedly left Oliveira’s teammate Giovanna Pedroso, 17, furious – and they have now split.Oliveira and Pedroso finished last in the women’s 10m synchronised diving last week, despite winning silver at the Toronto Pan American Games last year.
Their dive in the Rio event won by Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia of China was labelled ‘pathetic’ in local media and was said to have been so bad that the crowd laughed.
|Ingrid left allegedly slept with canoeist Pedro Goncalves|
‘The fight started in training because I wanted to make a jump and she wanted to do another. Me and my coach have talked.'After the Olympics I will focus on my individual. It’s good because I will not need to depend on anyone. Then I will be able to improve and evolve more.’
‘We had a fight and were not talking. But at the time of competition we joined because it is a unique moment, [to compete in the] Olympics at home.
‘We leave differences behind and we talked normally. From today I will not jump synchronised with her.’
|Oliveira (right) and her partner Giovanna Pedroso (left)|