Lima 2019 – Cuba secures first gold medal at Canoe Sprint

Canada takes silver and Mexico takes bronze, Brazil gives up competing midway after its athlete gets sick

Learn all about the first day of Canoe Sprint competitions at the Lima Pan American Games 2019. The races were held at Albufera Medio Mundo in the Huacho region. Cuba secured the first gold medal in the Men’s C2 1000 meter race with Sergey Torres Madrigal and Jorge Fernando, they made the time of 3:32.276s.

Who managed to win the silver medal was Canada, with athletes Craig Spence and Drew Hodges, they arrived 3,370 seconds behind the Cubans 3:35,646s.  The bronze medal went to Mexico, canoeists Guillermo Quirino and Rigoberto Camilo with 3:37.726s.

The race was marked by the resignation of the Brazilian duo formed by Isaquias Queiroz and Erlon de Souza, they were rowing well and ahead of the competitors, but when they reached the 450 meters mark Erlon went bad and the Brazilians were forced to give up competing. The athlete was attended by the medical team and is doing well.

Final disputes

There have been knockout and semi-finals for K1 Male 1000m, C1 Male 1000m, K1 Female 500m, K2 Male 1000m, the official results of these matches you can follow through: The finals of these competitions took place on Monday (29).