Vilacondense athlete added another title to those he had already added in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
This Saturday, canoeist José Ramalho became seven-time European champion of K1 marathons, while junior Rodrigo Santos was bronze medalist, also in K1, in Moscow, where Portugal already has six podiums.
José Ramalho, who on Thursday had won the competition’s short race, covered the 29.8 kilometers in 2:14.59 hours, beating the French Cyrille Carre and Stéphane Boulanger by one and 2.11 seconds, respectively.
The athlete vilacondense took the lead at the last toll and kept the lead firmly until the end, withstanding the various attacks of his rivals in the sprint.
Before this seventh title, which allows him to increase the record that already belonged to him, the athlete from Vila do Conde had already been champion of Europe in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as «vice» in 2009 and 2013 .
Junior Rodrigo Santos completed his challenge in 1:47.51 hours, 18.84 seconds behind Hungarian Csanad Selley, who beat compatriot Bruno Kolozsvari by 4.97.
In junior C1 of these Europeans less participated in recent years, due to the covid-19 pandemic, Beatriz Barros was sixth, with 1:31.52 hours, exactly seven minutes from the champion, the Hungarian Zsofia Kisban.
In these European Championships, Portugal also has the gold of José Ramalho in the short race, Sérgio Maciel in C1 under-23 and Adriano Conceição in K1 under-23, while junior Tomas Sousa earned the ‘bronze’ in C1.
On Sunday, on the last day, there are new medal possibilities in K2, by José Ramalho and Ricardo Carvalho, in seniors, and Francisco Santos and Fernando Costa, in juniors, as well as by the senior C2 of Rui Lacerda and Ricardo Coelho.
@ Mais Futebol