Eider Amundrain was the third in the lineage of Sails in Sub’23.
Ettore Gorotxategi, along with Asturian Pedro Vazquez, finished seventh in the K-2 500 meters at the Sprint World Championships in Halifax, Canada. Canoeists from Santiagotarac-Urbicolan are making strides in their careers, and entering selection for the event has been another.
On the first day, Gorrotxategi-Vazquez failed to qualify for the final, so they went to the play-off semi-finals. That’s where their best result came, with a clear victory, which this time propelled them into the long-awaited final.
The Spanish team battled with the pair fifth and sixth, and eventually finished seventh just two seconds off the podium. It was a test made difficult by strong wind gusts if possible.
Gorrotxategi, satisfied with his performance and the result achieved, does not end the season here. All these hours of training and concentration will finally lead to a full-fledged European Championship next week in Munich, Germany. On this occasion, Irundara will change the modus operandi and distance and the K-1 will compete at 1,000 metres.
Meanwhile, between the Asturian cities of Ariondas and Ribadesella, the mythical descent of Sela was held, an event with which the lineage of Bidasoa is associated.
It is quite an event, as it is quite an event, on a sporting and social level, and Santiagotarac-Urbicolan was present on the occasion with seventeen canoeists. The best result was signed by Eder Amundrain, third in the K-1 Sub’23, category in which Irene Gorotkstegi finished fifth. Also in the leading positions were Ane Amostegi and Haizia Arnaburu, fourth in K-2 Junior, and fifth in mixed K-2 Sub’23, Uxue Arsuga and Bennett Arsuga.
The rest of the results for Santiagotarc-Urbicolan in Sela were as follows: Ebon Huart, 30th in K-1 Sr.; Eneko Egiguren and Maialen Arsuaga, rookies in the K-2 mixed senior; Ekaitz Aizpiolea 23rd and Unai Amostegi 37th in K-1 Under’23; and Junior K-1, Unai Raid 10th, Martin Miranda 17th and Oir Raid 26th.