Fernando Pimenta wins bronze at the K1 World Cup

    This Saturday, Fernando Pimenta won the bronze medal in the K1 1,000 race at the Hungarian World Cup.

    On track seven, and facing most of the rivals he will have in Tokyo2020, the Portuguese canoeist dominated until the middle of the race, later dropping to third, a position he held, despite the pressure from the Hungarian Balint Kopasz.

    Pimenta finished the race in 3.38.94 minutes, 1.1 seconds from the young Jacob Schopf, who places Germany again among the favorites for Olympic gold in this category and who beat the Czech also world champion Josef Dostal, by 56 hundredths of a second .

    Fernando Pimenta, who has already surpassed the mark of 100 international medals between Worlds, Europeans and World Cups, had won in Szeged last September, in the World Cup, which was the only international competition to be held in 2020, due to Covid -19.

    @ RR/ LUSA

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