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Three medals for Spain with a UCAM twist at the World Canoeing Championships

Antía Jácome (silver medal in C1 and C2 200m), Teresa Portela and Sara Ouzande (bronze in K4 500m) highlighted a great day for the Spanish paddlers

Three medals for Spain with a UCAM twist at the World Canoeing Championships
UCAM paddlers Teresa Portela and Sara Ouzande have won bronze and an Olympic place in the K4 500 (Photo: RFEPiragüismo)

Spanish canoeing keeps on winning international medals. The first day of the World Championships, which was held in the German city of Duisburg and in which the podiums and Olympic places were at stake, finished with a remarkable result for our team.

Antía Jácome UCAM España

The first UCAM-related medal of the afternoon came in the women's C1 200m race thanks to the great Antía Jácome, who finished in second place, very close to the Cuban Yarisleidis Cirilo, who won in the last minute. The UCAM paddler had just enough time to recover before competing a few minutes later with her teammate María Corbera in the C2 200m final, once again winning silver and coming very close to the gold medal, which was won by the Chinese. 

The third and last Spanish medal of the day came in the women's K4 500 race, in which Teresa Portela and Sara Ouzande competed and finished in third position, taking bronze after New Zealand (gold) and Poland (silver). Portela and Ouzande, along with their teammates Estefanía Fernández and Carolina García, also secured their place for Paris 2024. They would be Portela's seventh Olympic Games, a feature that no Spanish woman has ever achieved.

On the other hand, the men's K4 500 team, made up of Saúl Craviotto, Rodrigo Germade, Marcus Cooper and Carlos Arévalo, were not able to win a medal after finishing in seventh position, although they secured their Olympic place. Another UCAM canoeist, Íñigo Peña, finished eighth in the K1 500m final.