Brilliant performance by the Spanish delegation at the Canoeing World Championships in Halifax (Canada). If Saturday was our nation’s national day of canoes with three medals (the gold of Craviotto, Arevalo, Cooper and Germad in the K4 500; the gold of García de la Borbola and Martínez Estevez in the C2 500) and the silver of Portela and Ouzande in the K2 200. ) The final day of Sunday, which featured ten national boats, could not have had a better start.
María Corbera, 30, from Madrid and a canoeist from the Aranjuez school won the silver medal in the C1 200. After a sensational sprint, in which she was overtaken only by North American Nevin Harrison, the defending world champion and Olympic champion. after a few moments, Carlos Arevalo, a 28-year-old soldier from Betanzos who is also part of the K4 500, gave an exhibition in Canada to secure his second gold.
“I’ve felt great, the sensations have been fantastic and My happiness is complete with double gold”, explained Double Gold at Banook Lake in Halifax Who also has an Olympic silver in Tokyo and another world silver: Szeged (Hungary) 2019.
The afternoon passed and the joys continued. Spain’s second gold of the day came from the C4 500 quartet formed by Joan Moreno, Pablo Grana, Manuel Fontan and Adrian Cierro, who fueled their great success in a brilliant start full of strength and power. “The standard of canoeing in Spain is very high and we are proving it. We are the champions of Spain!”, assured the Spaniards.
More Spanish in the final
Medals are always in the spotlight, but the performances of the rest of the Spanish canoeists on Sunday should be ranked very high. Like the fourth place of the Dominguez brothers, the Galicians Nol and Ciego, who were chocolate medalists in the C2 1,000. For her part, Estefania Fernández finished sixth in the K1 1,000, while Ettore Gorotxtegui and Pedro Vázquez, two great competitors and fighters, finished seventh in the K2 1,000.