Thursday, February 7, 2019, 11h23

Messias Baptista signs with Benfica

Canoeing

He is 19 years old and the newest bet of the Canoeing team of Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

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. 

Hélio Lucas, Messias Baptista e Ana Oliveira

“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.

Messias Baptista

Main international results

PLACE
COMPETITION  PLACE YEAR CATEGORY
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

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