JUNIOR AND U23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - MONTEMOR 2021

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

JUNIOR AND U23 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - MONTEMOR 2021

Canoe Sprint returned to Portugal after the memorable 2018 World Championship. Montemor is home of the portuguese sprint team and it didn't disappoint. The weather was great, wind was managable and a thousand athletes were racing in a great athmosphere. The public was technically out, but found a way to watch the races from outside.

One of the most successully athletes in Montemor was Sara Fojt. She dominated the Junior K1 and K2 500 just like she dominated the Europeans in Poznan a couple of months ago, positioning herself like one of the most talented and promissing sprinters of her generation. K2 500 also gave Katarina Pecsukova a Bronze Medal after the 4th place in the K1 500.

In the U23 K2, Silver Medal for Katinka Hoffman and Bronze for Veranika Leaniuk and Maryia Kavalenka.

Montemor would also confirm the danish young talent Thorbjorn Rask. He won the K1 1000 and the K1 500 in the Europeans and came to the Worlds with the same goal. In the end he left Portugal with two Silver Medals that look great on his international curriculum.

Jan Graf from Germany also took his medal home. A very tasteful Bronze in the Junior K1 1000.

The 200 meters are no longer on the Olympic program, but they don't care, they just like the speed: Jakub Stepun added the World title to the European in a very impressive fashion: 34.72 seconds is not for the ordinary sprinter. Matus Jedinak finished third in, again, one more brilliant performance. The home star, Pedro Casinha, face of the Championship, didn't shake and put on yet a super fast race claiming the Gold and the World title. Daniil Platash finished second.

Also fast is the K4. What to say about the win of Dmytro DanylenkoVitalii BystrevskyiVasyl SmilkaOleksandr Zaitsev in tyhe K4 500. For sure, a promising future for them and for Ukraine in this event. In second, consolidating their position in the big boat, the polish crew of Jakub Michalski, Wojciech TraczBartosz Grabobski.

Making their way into the world stage is Beatriz Fernandes. A great perfomance in the C1 500 gave her the Silver and the first ever Medal in Sprint Canoe Women for Portugal.

More information: canoesprintportugal.com

Here is the list of Jantex medalists:

Sara Fojt – Gold Junior K1 and K2 500 

Dmytro Danylenko – Gold U23 K4 500 

Vitalii Bystrevskyi – Gold U23 K4 500

Vasyl Smilka – Gold U23 K4 500 

Oleksandr Zaitsev – Gold U23 K4 500

Nico Paufler – Gold U23 K2 1000 

Jakub Stepun – Gold U23 K1 200

Jan Graf – Bronze Junior K1 1000 and K2 Mix 500 

Pedro Casinha – Gold Junior K1 200

Veranika Leaniuk – Gold U23 K2 200 and Bronze K2 500 

Maryia Kavalenka – Gold U23 K2 200 and Bronze K2 500 

Alina Neumiarzhytskaya – Gold U23 K2 Mix 500 

Fanni Seres – Gold Junior C4 500 

Vanessa Stramke – Gold Junior K2 Mix 500 and Silver K4 500

Thorbjorn Rask – Silver U23 K1 1000

Daniil Platash – Silver Junior K1 200

Katinka Hoffmann – Silver U23 K2 500 

Bruno Garcia – Silver Junior K2 and K4 500 

Jakub Michalski – Silver U23 K4 500

Wojciech Tracz – Silver U23 K4 500

Bartosz Grabobski – Silver U23 K4 500

Paul Grosser – Silver Junior K2 1000 

Beatriz Fernandes – Silver Junior C1 500 

Katrine Jensen – Silver Junior K2 200

Stella Winther – Silver Junior K2 200

Jasper Caddell – Silver U23 K2 Mix 500 

Elena Wolgamot – Silver U23 K2 Mix 500

Toshka Besharah – Bronze Junior K1 200

Laura Serra – Bronze Junior K4 500 

Carla Corral – Bronze Junior K4 500 

Matus Jedinak – Bronze U23 K1 200 

Tamas Szabo – Bronze U23 K2 1000 

Lucia Grana – Bronze Junior C2 200

Claudia Couto – Bronze Junior C2 200

Christian Farstad – Bronze K2 U23 Mix 500 

Emma Bock – Bronze K2 U23 Mix 500 

Congratulations to all.

Next stop: World Championship in Montemor

 

Gallery

Pedro Casinha – Gold Junior K1 200
Veranika Leaniuk – Maryia Kavalenka
Gold U23 K2 200 and Bronze K2 500
Thorbjorn Rask – Silver U23 K1 1000
Lucia Grana –Claudia Couto 
 Bronze Junior C2 200
Vanessa Stramke – Gold Junior K2 Mix 500 and Silver K4 500
Jakub Stepun – Gold U23 K1 200
Toshka Besharah – Bronze Junior K1 200
Katinka Hoffmann – Silver U23 K2 500
Dmytro Danylenko – Gold U23 K4 500 
Vitalii Bystrevskyi –  Gold U23 K4 500
Vasyl Smilka – Gold U23 K4 500 
Oleksandr Zaitsev –  Gold U23 K4 500