His name is Messias Baptista, he is 19 and the newest bet of the Canoeing team of Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
Messias Baptista, who is currently integrated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic project, declares that it is with great joy that he is going to wear the Club’s colors.
“It is an enormous pride, as I am benfiquista since the day I was born. The family from my mother’s side always pushed me up. To wear this jersey and represent this club is something very gratifying”, confessed the athlete to BTV.
Main international resultsPLACE
|Mediterranean Games K1 200m||6th place||2018||Senior|
|World Cup K4 500m||8th place||2018||Senior|
|European Championships K4 500m||9th place||2018||Senior|
|World Championships K4 500m||9th place||2018||Senior|
|European Championships K1 200m||5th place||2017||Junior|
|European Championships K4 500m||6th place||2017||Junior|
|World Championships K1 200m||7th place||2017||Junior|
|World Championships K4 500m||10th place||2017||Junior|
|European Championships K2 200m||5th place||2016||Junior|
|World Championships K2 200m||7th place||2016||Junior|
Text: Márcia Dores
Pics: Francisca Caria / SL Benfica