Craviotto, Cooper, Arévalo and Germade take their revenge on Germany and win K4 500 gold

Saul Craviotto, Marcus Cooper, Carlos Arévalo and Rodrigo Germade, Olympic vice-champions, won gold at the Sprint Canoe-Kayak World Championships in Halifax (Canada), with a show of authority ahead of Germany and Ukraine . It was a fantastic day for Spanish canoeing thanks to gold for Cayetano Martinez and Pablo García in C-2,500 and silver in K-2,200 for Teresa Portela and Sara Ouzande. This Sunday, the Spanish delegation will participate in up to ten finals.

Spain won the pulse of Olympic champion Germanyin a distance that will be seen again in Paris 2024. With the power shown by Craviotto, Cooper, Arévalo and Germade, dominating the race since the passage through the 200 and with an unattainable finish for their rivals which made them arrive exhausted with a mark of 1:20.83.

Germany, with the quartet made up of Max Rendschmidt, Tom Liebscher, Jacob Schopf and Max Lemke, finally gave in and reached 43 hundredths of a second. Ukraine finished third, defending the title, 55 hundredths.

The Spaniards lowered the mark that gave them access to the final by almost a second, the third in the qualifying series behind the crews of Germany and Slovakia. They offered the Spanish delegation the second medal, both in gold, after that obtained on Friday by Juan Valle in KL3 200 paracanoe.

One gold and one silver

Great day of Spanish canoeing with two more medals

The Spanish canoe was able to celebrate two more medals during a fantastic day. On the one hand, Cayetano Martinez and Pablo García won another gold medal in C-2 500 and Teresa Portela and Sara Ouzande obtained silver in K-2 200.

The good feelings of Tano García and Pablo Martínez, best time of the three qualifying heats, were confirmed in the grand finale during which they were proclaimed world champions for the first time. The Sevillian duo had just been ninth in the last World Cup and made a show of strength with a mark of 1:46.32, 48 hundredths ahead of the Poles Wiktor Glazunow and Tomasz Barniak and 58 ahead of the Chinese Kao Liu and Bowen Ji.

“We had problems last month and we were able to overcome them to become world champions. We only thought about giving our best. We trained to achieve this success. We appreciate the support of everyone to be number one in the world,” they said. the world champions as soon as they have finished their race.

The Spanish delegation equaled the medal mark of the last World Cup with one day of competition still to go, with their third victory on Saturday with Teresa Portela and Sara Ouzande in the K2 200 speed event.

They were 20 hundredths from a gold medal, even falling over at the finish because of the big effort to clinch the silver medal with only 3 hundredths ahead (38.96) over Canadians Andreanne Langlois and Toshka Hrebacka. Gold went to Hungary: Blanka Kiss and Anna Lucz won with a time of 38.76.

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