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Canoeing, several disappointments and a single hope: “Medals are not given away”

Canoeing, several disappointments and a single hope:

Tokyo Olympics

Regardless of having 4 finalists, the day ends empty and entrusts every part to a K4 gold on Saturday. “You have to do a clean slate,” says Craviotto.

Saúl Craviotto, throughout his check.Jose MendezEFE

“Now we have to make a clean slate. My goal was to get into the final and, in the final, well, I managed to win one. It has helped me to get rid of the nervousness of the competition and to see that there are new people , people we did not have. The medals are not given away “, Saúl Craviotto commented and, in his case, the evaluation didn’t conflict, however in others …

The chief of Spanish canoeing, with two golds, one silver and one bronze in earlier Video games, confronted the ultimate of the K1 200 this Thursday as a coaching session and it was logical. At 36 years outdated, explosiveness can not be what it was and his purpose, his solely purpose, is to win gold in opposition to Germany within the K4 500 that can compete on Saturday. His seventh place within the remaining was anticipated, not others, to the restrict of disappointment.

Your companion Carlos ArevaloFor instance, he competed with him within the K1 200 and a podium was required of him. Craviotto himself did it, with out going any additional, who in a latest interview with EL MUNDO gave him potentialities and celebrated his state of kind. In the long run it was fifth. With no choices in the course of the dash -a spectacular check like few others- his tranquility after the defeat stunned him. “Reaching the final has already been an achievement”, he assured and, like Craviotto, he trusted every part to the K4 500 wherein they’ll each be along with Marcus walz Y Rodrigo Germade.

It was an odd morning on the Sea Forest Waterway exactly due to that, due to the calm of a gaggle that arrived on the Tokyo channel with three or 4 medals as a goal and can go away with Teresa Perales’ silver and no matter occurs on Saturday. The clearest instance of this unusual angle was the couple shaped by Francisco Cubelos and Íñigo Peña within the K2 1000 who got here from being runners-up on this planet and ended up too far. “We have given everything, we have done very well, but it has not been enough. We saved too much in the semifinals and we had a windy channel,” they analyzed and added little else.

The one pleasure of the day was the looks of younger Aaunt Jacome, solely 21 years outdated, within the C1 200. He was the closest to the rostrum, simply two tenths. “I cannot ask for more. I would have signed it five years ago or even one ago. I have not lost a medal, I have won a fifth place,” he mirrored and his sense of normality, which was everybody’s, marked the day. Spanish canoeing added a number of disappointments this Wednesday, however I match it with out drama: the K4 500 stays.