The 28-year-old Portuguese canoeist wins his 16th European medal – five gold, five silver and six bronze medals – and the fourth to be won by the Portuguese team at the Canoes in Belgrade.
Last Sunday, a national holiday that celebrates the day of Portugal, Fernando Pimenta returns to represent the country in the best way he knows – acquiring another medal that elevates the name of Portugal to the podium, this time in Serbia. This silver joint in K1 5000 meters to the gold and bronze medals that had already collected, with the time of 20m38s790.
Speaking to RTP, the athlete admitted to being satisfied with the silver.
“I made a good start, I knew I had to get ahead because there was going to be a lot of confusion. In the middle of the competition, the Belarussian beat the Norwegian and he hit me, I hit him hard in the back,” he explained. “I do not know if I would get there or not, but I know I was in the fight with the German.” However, he claims to be “satisfied with the silver medal, still won on Portugal Day.”
The athlete also made a point of congratulating the whole team for their work and dedication “We just have to be congratulated, the whole team, the whole structure, and to continue the work for better results and better performances in the next races”
Another example that proves that together we score!