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Olympic Games Tokyo 2021: Maialene Chrouet never fails: she won a silver medal, her third medal, her third from Spain

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2021: Maialene Chrouet never fails: she won a silver medal, her third medal, her third from Spain

Canoeist, Olympic champion at the Rio Games, is second only to German Funko.

Maialene Chowraut is celebrating reaching the finals this Tuesday.Stoyan NenovReuters
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“Mua, mua”, she sent kisses to her coach and husband Xabi Etxaniz and her stepson and famous maialen charouet, is already a tradition in all sports, after a silver medal, his third medal of life and Spain’s third medal in Tokyo. He knew the podium belonged to him, but when he came out early in the final, very soon, he had to wait and there he lay for half an hour, under a small white tent, in the shadow of the monstrous sun falling upon him. Stayed. Butcher Canal.

See how most of their rivals shovel out and almost all are stunned by the violence of the wild, Japanese waters more than ever before. His reaction, calm. Till the medal comes. Ah broken. “I don’t believe, I don’t believe.” Only the German Ricarda Funk managed to cross it, but it was not unpleasant either. After all, a year ago, or even a few months ago, another medal seemed impossible. Chauraut had never gone through an Olympic cycle like this, so crude, to pay for the efforts of previous years. He started at the start, came back from the RO, and ended up doing nothing.

“It took a long time to get here,” he recognized as his first reaction. xabi atxanese, husband and coach, and narrated, for example, the noise they heard the day they entered the house after the 2016 Games. With gold around his neck, clap! For days and days, Maialene Chowraut’s back remained stagnant, from the stress of competition, the fatigue of training, the nerves of spending so much time in front of the cameras. It was the first sign of a five-year journey filled with pain, doubt, change and finally joy.

At 38, with more hiatus due to the pandemic, there were days when I thought of giving it up, but a champion can’t be defeated by his body. She discovered a solution to her back pain, then to her constant dizziness and later to her cracked ribs, and in early 2021 she sat down again. There was also a hard canoe change and going back to San Sebastian, but nothing matters now. “Mua, MUA”, Chorot another medal, blows kissing with tradition at the Games.