Canoeing

21 May 2022, 15h27

Fernando Pimenta, the canoeist of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, won this Saturday, May 21, the gold medal in K1 1000 meters at the Sprint World Cup, being held in Racice, Czech Republic. Teresa Portela won the bronze medal in K1 500 meters.

Fernando Pimenta, who led the entire race and finished with a time of 3:24.44 minutes, ahead of Australia's Thomas Green and Germany's Jacob Schopf, was in great shape.

Fernando Pimenta

"I am not yet in my best shape, but I am getting better and better. I have improved and I think we did a good display for the canoeing enthusiasts. After the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, I feel I have no more pressure. I only need one gold medal, I already have bronze and silver. I'm going to work for it.", said the Benfica athlete.

Teresa Portela

Teresa Portela won the bronze medal after covering the 500 meters in K1 with a time of 1:49.86 minutes, 2.45 seconds more than the winner.

Text: Editorial Staff
Photos: FPC
Last update: Saturday, May 21, 2022

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