sete benavides directly eligible for C1-200 Final of the World Sprint Championshipswhich will be held from this Wednesday in Halifax (Canada), where they will also fight for a medal C2-500 Cayetano Garcia and Pablo Martinez.
BENAVIDESwho recently took bronze at the 2012 London Games, was the first paddler to compete from the Spanish delegation and finished second in his series with a time of 41.23, 0.20 behind the Polish. Olexil Koliadicwho set the fastest time (41.02) and ahead of Georgian fill in (41.25).
“I’ve found myself quite tough because I haven’t competed for a long time. I would have liked to feel much better, but today’s goal was to reach the final and I did itNow I have two days to find and improve the sensations, the last things will change,” he told the Spanish Canoeing Federation (RFEP).
Heat 2 was dominated by German Nico Pickert (40.88), followed by Ukrainian Oleh Borovic (41.28) and Italian Mattia Alfonsi (41.30).
The Benavides final will be the sixth next Saturday, just like the C2-500 in which Cayetano Garcia and Pablo Martinez He entered straight with a best time of three series (1:41.18).
Poles Viktor Glazunov and Tomas Barniak did it in first (1:42.75) and Italians Nicolae Cressune and Daniele Santini (1:42.75) in second, followed by the Spanish in third.
,Getting a direct pass is a relief to take the semifinals away from us and to know the level is high. We’ve felt great and the result has been very gratifying, we’ll have to go for more”, commented Sevillian Pablo Martínez.