Canoeing

29 May 2022, 16h31

Fernando Pimenta won four gold medals at the Sprint World Cup in Poznan, Poland

Fernando PimentaBenfica's canoeist, won four gold medals in four finals held this Sunday, May 29, in Poznan (Poland), at the Canoeing Sprint World Cup.  Teresa Portela, João Ribeiro and Messias Baptista also won gold medals.

Fernando Pimenta started the day winning in K1 1000 meters, with a time of 3:27.91 minutes, with Australian Thomas Green in second place. With his first gold medal under his belt, the Benfica athlete advanced to the K1 500-meter final, where, with 1:39.18 minutes, he beat Jackson Collins, also an Australian, to win the second gold medal of the day.

Taça do Mundo velocidade em Poznan

The third gold medal was won by another "benfiquista" in the boat, namely Teresa Portela. The two Glorioso athletes, in K2 500 meters, beat the Swedish duo formed by Martin Nathell and Melina Andersson, in 1:35.03 minutes.

The day in Poznan, in the water, ended with Fernando Pimenta celebrating his fourth gold medal, this time in K1 5000 meters. In the race where João Ribeiro also participated, who withdrew, the canoeist from Ponte de Lima was stronger than the Slovenian Jost Zakrajsek, who was 7.21 seconds away from Fernando Pimenta's 21:29.54 minutes.

Fernando Pimenta

The day in Poznan, in the water, ended with Fernando Pimenta celebrating his fourth gold medal, this time in K1 5000 meters. In the race where João Ribeiro also participated, who withdrew, the canoeist from Ponte de Lima was stronger than the Slovenian Jost Zakrajsek, who was 7.21 seconds away from Fernando Pimenta's 21:29.54 minutes.

Taça do Mundo velocidade em Poznan

But more gold medals were seen on the chest of Benfica athletes in Poland. João Ribeiro and Messias Baptista were the strongest in K2 500 meters, registering a victory in 1:29.72 minutes, leaving behind the German duo consisting of Felix Frank and Moritz Willi Florstedt.

Text: Rui Miguel Gomes
Photos: FPC
Last update: Sunday, May 29, 2022

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