Canoeist Fernando Pimenta champion of Europe in K1 5000m – Sports

The canoeist Fernando Pimenta was today crowned European champion of K1 5,000 meters, his 121st medal in international competitions, the third in Munich.


The Portuguese Olympian regained the title, which had eluded him since 2016, by completing the race in 20.14.447, with the Spanish veteran Walter Bouzan doing it in 20.17.659, with the bronze going to the Polish Rafal Rosolski, in 20.44 ,717.

Soon a group was formed at the front, of five athletes, which later, after several attacks, was fractured, becoming a trio, which included Pimenta.

The Portuguese didn’t take long to show his intentions and stretched the race, passed the front, bringing in his wave only the Spaniard Walter Bouzan, who always saved himself for an eventual ‘final sprint’, which Pimenta avoided by fleeing at the beginning of the goal line.

The final of the K1 5000 meters should have been played on Saturday afternoon, however bad weather that hit the regatta field outside Munich postponed it to today, after the official program that was scheduled.

The limiano had already won bronze in K1 500 meters in Germany and silver in the Olympic K1 1000. In K2 1,000, with the young João Duarte, in the first to senior, and to whom he awarded for training with him the whole season, he finished ninth in the discipline in which they had been gold in a World Cup.

At the Canadian World Cups, held two weeks ago, Fernando Pimenta had also secured three medals, two silver, in K1 1000 and K2 500 mixed, with Teresa Portela, and a bronze in K1 500.

In Pimenta’s curriculum, the Olympic bronze in K1 1,000 meters in Tokyo2020 stands out, as well as the silver in K2 1,000, meanwhile discontinued from the Games program, in London 2012, with Emanuel Silva.

The second edition of the European multisport championships is taking place in Munich until Sunday and brings together nine sports, with Portugal represented in seven, namely athletics, canoeing, cycling, artistic gymnastics, rowing, table tennis and triathlon.

Portugal has eight medals, namely four gold, through Pedro Pablo Pichardo, in the triple jump, by Iúri Leitão, in the track cycling scratch, by Kevin Santos (K1 200) and Fernando Pimenta (K1 5,000), who also won a of silver (K1 1000) and one of bronze (K1 500), and one of silver, by Auriol Dongmo, in the shot put.

In paracanoeing, Norberto Mourão secured bronze in the VL2 class.

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